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

dieseldriver Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 11:27 AM
Back in the days of old with knights in their (probably not so) shiny armor, the lords tried to outlaw the longbow. It had the power to penetrate their vaunted armor and so made the peasant the equal of any lord. Our lords and masters are now trying to outlaw guns which provide us peasants with the exact same advantage that the longbow provided. They can no more put that genie back in the bottle than the old Knights could. Declaring gun free zones and banning certain weapons only stop the law abiding. Just another way for people to bury their heads in the metaphorical sand.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 1:43 PM
semi-auto,magazine-fed rifles such as the AR-15 and AK-47 are today's modern MILITIA weapons,and thus should be the most protected of firearms under the Second Amendment.

Militiamen were expected to appear for muster bearing arms and ammo similar to and compatible with what the Regular military had in use AT THAT TIME.
Since we "compromised" and restricted ownership of full-auto,true assault rifles,that leaves the semi-auto versions for civilian militia use.
USNbubblehead Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 11:35 AM
I've also heard it said that medieval kings, after conquering other kingdoms, would cut off the middle finger of known bowman in the conquered lands, making it impossible for them to draw back the bowstring on these large bows.

The legend goes that when one such conquered people rose up in rebellion, the bowmen that escaped mutilation stuck up their middle fingers in unison across the battlefield, showing their defiance of the edict.

And 'flipping the bird' was born.

Whether true or not (I have my doubts), it IS a good story.

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...