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Deciphering How Statists Think about Gun Control

Brian1078 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:24 PM
God I hate that idiotic response. An individual is not causing harm to anyone by owning and carrying a firearm. It is unreasonable to believe that the very presence of a firearm is as damaging as someone publishing libelous statements or shouting "fire" in a crowded theater. The laws against libel or shouting "Fire" aren't about infringing on the rights of the people to free speech. They're to discourage people from hurting others. We have those laws concerning firearms already. They're called Assault with a deadly weapon, murder, and armed robbery.

Even though I don’t own that many guns, I’m an unyielding supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Indeed, I use gun control as a quick and simple of way of deciding whether politicians meet minimum standards of acceptability.

I’m not a single-issue voter, though, since politicians have to pass a number of tests (unwavering opposition to tax hikes, support for entitlement reform, etc) before receiving the Dan Mitchell Seal of Approval. I guess this is why 99 percent of them fail.

But I’m digressing. Back to the topic at hand, my support for private gun ownership and constitutional freedoms has...

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