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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

dsims Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:04 AM
Short, red-headed going gray, rated marksman with small arms in US Air Force field training. I've always had a knack with pistols. Precision seems to come naturally to me. I can shoot through the neck of an old-fashioned Coca-Cola bottle at 50 feet, one hand, double action, about 8 times out of 10. There are better shots with a .357 than me, but not many. But in a gun fight, I would want more bullets than the six in my revolver. Unlike mounted paper targets, enemies will jump around. They'll separate and cause distractions. They'll hide behind cover in order to snipe. To win a fight against several aggressors, even a good marksman might need to shoot many times.
Ralph178 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:20 PM
There's a reason our military uses 30-round mags and it's exactly as you explained. In combat, you need lots of ammo. People move around and even good shots will miss in combat situations. BTW: Not sure I'd be bragging about qualifying as a "Marksman." Unless things are different in the Air Force, Marksman was the lowest qualification level that was considered acceptable (Army). It ranked 3rd in the scale of badges (Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert).
Daniel982 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:45 AM
Some is good, more is better, and too much is just enough.
The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.

Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular.

If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to prevent repealing the...