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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

Bart56 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:37 PM
Come on folks. None of the amendments grant natural rights. They simply state that the federal government is forbidden from passing any laws that could infringe on these rights. Please note the 9th and 10th amendments if this isn't clear enough. Suggesting the 2nd amendment somehow gives the feds the power to pass gun control laws just doesn't logically fit.
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...