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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

dougdru Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 12:24 PM
I remember a study of prehistoric graveyards which concluded that life was brutal based on the number of split and badly damaged skulls, obviously caused by blunt trauma. The study estimated that the homicide rate per thousand was several hundred times the current US rate. The study covered homicides through time and noted a decline in homicide rates as guns became more common. I think this, in addition to legal arguments, needs to be made. On another level, I can’t understand why gun control people take pride in being helpless and unable to defend themselves and their families. Can anybody explain that?

The debate on gun control lately has been going like this: Liberals propose various restrictions on allowable firearms, acceptable owners and approved ammunition. Conservatives exclaim, "Second Amendment!" And the debate, at least in the mind of the latter group, is over.

The Second Amendment, they believe, is not just one important provision of our basic government document. It's the first and last word on the subject of firearms.

Viewing the proposals offered since the Sandy Hook massacre, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., concludes the supporters intend "to completely GUT our Second Amendment rights." The Utah Sheriffs' Association warned President Barack...