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How Guns Are Like Nukes

BudWiser Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:35 PM
Don Davis, of Don's Guns in Indy loves to encourage bans on magazines ans such. He told me to my face that it's because he makes a ton of cash on the ones he buys by the Shipping Container full. I've also stood there and watch straw buys going down in full sight. Litlle 5'0", 120 pound girls picking out 1911s, .44 mags, etc., showing them to their 6'4", 275 pound "boyfriend in the baggy jeans and oversized coat. A wink and a nod, and a stack of Benjamins, and she does the paperwork. haven't been back there since

I stand out among my conservative friends in disliking guns. I favor reasonable restrictions on the Second Amendment, such as bans on fully automatic weapons, background checks for purchases and forbidding the sale of guns to those with histories of mental illness or criminality.

Yet I cannot agree with liberals that more gun control will lead to fewer gun crimes.

President Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, actually illuminated one of the weaknesses of the gun control case. Hagel had been closely associated with Global Zero (though he's since repudiated it), a movement dedicated to "the elimination of all nuclear...