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10 Facts for Liberals: Why Gun Control Can't Stop Another Newtown Massacre

Chris736 Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 7:57 PM
America does not have a gun problem, we have a violence problem. I grew up in the sixties and seventies in a town south of Boston MA. All of my friends dad's owned a gun; if not a handgun then a hunting rifle or shotgun. This was before extremely violent movies, TV, or video games. Two things to note here- 1: 97% of my friends had fathers, in their homes and; 2: Despite LOTS of guns, nobody ever settled a score with one. We just didn't think that way. It never occurred to us to bring a gun to school or to use one against someone we had a grievance with. A pervasive atmosphere of violence has changed our national landscape. Only genuine societal change, not the quick and unconstitutional fix of strict gun control laws, will change us back.
rhinegarten Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 8:03 PM
Same here - grew up in the sixties in Northern Delaware. We had access to semi-auto M1 carbines with 15 and 30 round mags. We didn't bring them to school. Couldn't shoot them there because there were too many people around and it was possible to hurt someone. We'd be responsible for that. Saturday afternoon in the woods with tin cans an paper targets was the proper venue.
squid1947 Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 8:01 PM
Chris you hit the nail on the head...great post
AmyDB Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 8:06 PM

There are now calls from the Left for gun control legislation in response to Adam Lanza's unconscionable mass killing of innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary. However, very few people seem to be asking the most basic question of all before getting started: What gun control legislation could have stopped Adam Lanza?

The answer is "none."

Let's consider a few alternatives:

1) The school was already a "gun free zone;" so obviously that wasn't effective. Of course, the sort of people who would respect a "gun free zone" in the first place are the very ones you wouldn't have to worry...