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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

ericynot Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:24 PM
Doug, If society collapses, guns will not do the trick. Society collapsing means no food at Kroger, no gas at Chevron, no bullets at your local gun store, no school, no internet, no firefighters, no EMTs when you get wounded in a shootout. Unless you're a farmer with medical training and a huge tankful of gasoline at hand, you're just as screwed as everyone else. Guns will only begin to address your problems. We either get it together and stop bickering over trivia, or we all go down on the ship. It's your call. And mine. And all the rest of us.
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...