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Do Gun Bans Curb Violent Crime? (Part 2 of 3 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 8:58 AM
USC › Title 10 › Subtitle A › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 311 10 USC § 311 - Militia: composition and classes http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/311 We are the militia, you are the militia. The states can call up the militia but arguments that the militia is the national guard are false. The wise people who wrote our constitution intended that the citizens be as well armed as soldiers, the same as Switzerland is today. That means full automatic weapons and any other weapons a person can physically carry. ANY restriction on that is an infringement on our right to keep and bear arms.
Anonymous13463 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:33 AM
"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on
Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788
Who isn't sickened by the moral decay and heinous acts of violence across our country? My heart and prayers continue to go out to victims everywhere.

But do gun bans -- such as the one proposed this past week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., which would outlaw 120 specific firearms -- curb violent crime?

Not according to a recent Fox News investigation titled "Assault-weapons ban no guarantee mass shootings would decrease, data shows." The report concluded, "Data published earlier this year showed that while the (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton) was in place, from...