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How Guns Are Like Nukes

ElihuE Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:19 AM
Ms Charen, you are dangerous. You are one of those so-called conservatives who believe 'there's' a little bit of good in everyone' You are part of the problem; not part of the solution. This subject is a very slippery slope, and if we were to go along with any more restrictions; that slope becomes so slippery as to not be able for us to take a stand. Like the camel who gained entry into the tent by sticking his nose in first. Two things will come from this current 'debate' on gun control: One, true patriotic American will NEVER give up our Constitutional rights (what does 'shall not be infringed' mean to you?; and adding more absurd laws against mag sizes, etc., will never stop the bad guys from procuring a gun. Please rethink your positio

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...