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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

Born in the USA! Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:40 AM
That is something far rightists like to tell each other. I was one of them until i looked at the facts rigorously and not just the ones that are convenient.
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...