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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Donald6189 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 4:14 PM
And you both also seemed to have breezed by the stated purpose of the 2nd amendment, it's not merely about self defense, anymore than it is about hunting or sports shooting. I'll repeat again, hopefully you'll be listening with both eyes this time, IT'S TO KEEP IN CHECK AN OUT OF CONTROL TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT. Savvy?

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...