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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

3204 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:54 PM
We cannot expect everybody to know that. But we can expect them to know that they don't know -- and to stop spouting off about life-and-death issues when they don't have the facts. Dr Sowell, I respectfully submit that to "... expect them to know that they don't know -- and to stop spouting off about life-and-death issues when they don't have the facts." is to expect that Unicorns do exist and that we can get viable electrical power from Fairey Dust.
The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.

Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular.

If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to prevent repealing the...