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brosenburg Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 11:01 PM
In the SCOTUS Heller case, 5 justices ruled that the Second Amendment was a fundamental right and that the right to bear arms is to be treated the same as First Amendment rights. The ruling stated that the"artful language" of the founding fathers on these fundamental rights applied to the "free state"; individual rights. The troubling part of the Heller ruling is that four justices interpreted the Bill Of Rights as "collective rights". Count Obama in the camp of the "collective rights" justices ('13 inaugural address: "collective action"). See: March '13 Imprimis (Hillsdale College).
Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact reduced murders?

Think about all the states, communities within states, as well as foreign countries, that have either tight gun control laws or loose or non-existent gun control laws. With so many variations and so many sources of evidence available, surely there would be some compelling evidence somewhere if tighter gun control laws actually reduced the murder rate.

And if tighter gun control laws don't actually reduce the murder rate, then why are we...