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Gun Control's Potemkin Village

Baldur Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:53 AM
"The mistakes Obama is making are familiar ones" But are they mistakes? If they are, that would make him stupid ( which he is not ), because they are known failures in achieving safety. Forty or fifty years of Wars on Drugs and Poverty are known, abject failures, as well as the previous assault weapons ban, yet they continue all these activities. It seems obvious that the true purpose is not to alleviate poverty drugs or weapon crimes, but to exploit the chaos and controversy involved to expand government's reach and power. How often do we have to see it to realize it?
Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 12:36 PM
No, Obama isn't making any mistakes. He's setting the stage to confiscate all guns.

Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback.

One thing hasn't changed: The agenda includes mostly measures that will have little or no effect on the problems they are supposed to address. They are Potemkin remedies -- presentable fa?ades with empty space behind them.

This is something that supporters as well as opponents labor to conceal. Treating them as serious allows them both...