11 March 2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Occam's razor

The Occam's razor is never wrong. When getting incensed by the malice, apparent in the words of Ms Feinstein (via Old Retired Petty Officer), I should have thought about the Razor's powerful corollary: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Because the actual words are a great confirmation of the corollary:

...the problem with expanding this is that you know with the advent of PTSD, uhh, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq war, umm, it's not clear how the seller or transferer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran, and um that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this...
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