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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

Cal18 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:25 AM
Here, here! The tyrant the Founders most had in mind was our own government should it ever take a turn for the worse the way some large police departments have. When they cops are dirty, who do we turn to if we have no personal weapons? Should the government ever become tyrannical, who will protect us from it?
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...