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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Chester1776 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:23 AM
Mona- Fully automatic guns are already banned, as are sales of guns to criminals. Start your essays with facts, please.
Jim1050 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:39 AM
Actually they are not. You are required to jump through a lot of hoops both federal and state own one and the firearms themselves are VERY expensive.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:59 AM
Those hoops are unconstitutional as well.
Paul237 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:09 AM
I have a friend that bought a ma duce a few years back he had to fill out about 10 pounds of paper work and pay tens of thousands for the weapon, the ammo of it costs $5.00 or more per round.

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...