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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

dsims Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:16 AM
It's interesting that the government is going after rifles first. Pistols are the weapon of choice for criminals, who find their smallness advantageous for concealment, surprise and maneuverability. Pistols are more suited to the close-up work that a robber does, and for that reason they're also better for defense against robbers. Rifles, on the other hand, are more suited for fighting soldiers, since they are precise over long distances, giving a sniper a chance to shoot and scoot. By demonizing rifles, the government signals its intention to become such that citizens might have good reason to shoot at its troops, that it plans to become tyranny, a dictatorship, of the very kind the 2nd Amendment was written to empower citizens to resist.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:23 AM
rifles are bad. and they lie.
Daniel982 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:44 AM
My rifle scope lies to me often, telling me I should have hit what I intended to shoot. I'm pretty sure the rifle does not.
Ralph178 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:10 PM
Naw. The scope tells the truth. It's that darn rifle that's messin with ya!
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...