September 17, 2002
Berkeley strikes again

Yes, Berkeley has managed to come up with yet another mind-numbingly stupid idea. They have declared Berkeley—and the space for 60km above it—a weapon-free zone. As Dave Barry would say, I'm not making this up. Here is the website with the resolution, which passed on 10 September (symbolism?). I am unable to adequately convey my feelings on this.

Dona Spring, the councilwoman who sponsored this, makes Maxine Waters look like Ronald Reagan. She makes the socialists in Sweden look reactionary. Look at every idiotic proposal to eminate from Berkeley in the last few years, and she is either the sponsor or a supporter of the measure. She is astonishingly stupid.

I wonder how Berkeley plans to enforce this law. Are they going to sue the DoD if a weapon flies overhead?

(Link courtesy of Andrew Sullivan.)

posted on September 17, 2002 04:34 PM


The Berkeley ordinance is especially futile since anything with an orbital height of less than 60 km won't be in orbit very long.

posted by steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) on September 17, 2002 11:33 PM

Have they considered they may have to arm themselves to enforce it?


posted by Wind Rider on September 19, 2002 03:11 AM

No kidding. You can have all the laws in the world, but if you can't enforce them they don't mean squat.

posted by Paul on September 22, 2002 11:23 PM

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