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Old 01-25-2013, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Decoligny View Post
Originally Posted by randian
No, it means that I can't make your previously legal possession illegal. I can make your current and future possession illegal.
Not quite so. What it actually means is that you cannot be punished for something you did, which was not a crime when you did it, because of a law that was passed which makes it a crime to do that same thing now.
How is that not a repeat, in different words, of what I said? "make your current possession illegal" and "make it a crime to do that now" look like synonyms to me. You know, current == now? Your "previously legal possession" is "what you did that wasn't a crime when you did it".
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