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The Edges vs. The Middle

AudiR10 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 1:52 PM
Canada just recently abandoned the "long gun registry" (handguns have been illegal here since the 1930s, not that it makes a whack of difference, realistically speaking, but you can't officially track something that officially doesn't exist) because it was unwieldy, unworkable, inaccorate, and they had to admit that not once single gun crime was solved through reference to the registry. Canada has 10% of the population the USA has, and 90% of that 10% does exactly what the government tells it to do. It didn't work here. How in the Wide Wide World of Sports does anybody think a Registry including 10 times the number of people and 20 times the number of guns -- and nobody is interested in making it work is gonna fly?
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:32 PM
AudiR10-Point(s) WELL TAKEN! My Point is simply "They" (Obama & Co) KNOWS it (Registry, prohibition, etc etc) is all a dog/pony show! A "Feel-Good" exercise that will, in the end, do NAUGHT to eliminate Tragedies such as Newtown and will in fact do little to diminish violence on-site. The very mention of "Armed Teachers" appalls me, personally, but only from the Practicality (Lack of proficiency in fire-arms, Mindset etc). Hired guns is too expensive for one reason--It all goes back to a well-worn adage "Guns Don't Kill People"!?

The conventional wisdom among the geniuses who are paid to tell us what to think about and how to think about it has been that the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre had lost his mind when he proclaimed, after the tragedy in Connecticut, that the way to stop a bad guy with a guy is with a good guy with a gun.

LaPierre went on to suggest that schools hire armed guards to protect the children against some nut showing up with a weapon and an agenda.

The popular press and the social elite went bat --- well, they disagreed.


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