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Let’s Have That Conversation About Guns

Corlyss Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 5:31 AM
The trouble with "having a conversation about guns" is that the ignorant drown out the the knowledgeable and hysteria drives the legislation. Hysteria guarantees that 1) the solution will not fit the problem; 2) the routine answer - disarm law abiding citizens - doesn't keep guns out of the hands of people intent on violence as our European friends know but choose not to admit; 3) the laws passed in such a frenzy to demostrate "caring" will have unintended consequences far more troubling than a few thousand dead annually at the hands of nutters whom the system chose to ignore until too late.
American Jones Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 8:14 AM
Gov't ONLY reacts on emotion. They do not act on viable solutions. This started way back when someone got 'offended" because of a spoken word and some politician jumped, blindly, on the bandwagon of not offending anyone. Now a person can't do or say anything for FEAR someone will be offended, including identifying unstable persons. If the truth hurts, tough.
Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 7:05 AM
I contend that those "unintended consequences" are in fact intended -- indeed, they're the point of the push for criminalization of private firearms ownership. Such laws wouldn't disarm criminals, and they wouldn't disarm the State. Ask yourself: To whom would disarmed private citizens turn for protection from criminals -- and what would the State demand of us in return -- and what power would we have to resist its demands?

For once I agree with liberals. It’s high time to have a conversation about guns. Let’s start with the problem that there are far too few guns on our streets.

Wait, we can’t have that conversation. In fact, we’re not supposed to have what people might commonly describe as a “conversation” at all. We’re supposed to shut-up and listen as liberals, barely masking their unseemly delight at the opportunity, try to pin the murder rampage of one degenerate creep on millions of law-abiding Americans who did nothing wrong. The conversation is then supposed to end with us waiving our fundamental right...