What would have happened on 9/11 if this were truly the Land Of the Free.
For sixteen long years, libertarians have maintained that 9/11 would not have occurred if individuals weren’t Unconstitutionally denied their right to protect themselves.
Even if there were only one armed individual on each aircraft, they’d stand a good chance of killing a terrorist. The terrorist would be facing an unknown enemy from an unknown direction. Eventually the shooter would bring him down.
Ohio Scientific Model C8P-DF
As a boy, when my friends and I played Star Trek in the back yard, I was always Spock. The character held an “A7 computer expert” rating. When questioned about his qualifications during Kirk‘s court-martial, he testified simply: “I know all about them.” He was an expert with a Tricorder, able to extend its functionality using primitive technology.
In 1979 (I was 14 years old), my father purchased his first business computer. It was a state-of-the-art Ohio Scientific C8P-DF, notable for its dual 8″ floppy drives capable of storing a massive 275K.
I was hooked.