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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

ericynot Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:33 PM
spart, Cities are complex, but they are not as fragile as you believe. How many farms these days can operate without fuel, farm machinery, seed, or, most importantly by far, a market? If cities disappeared, farmers would certainly have options, but their standard of living would plummet and, worst of all, they'd be overrun by people looking for a place to escape. There are not enough guns in the world to turn back that tide. I suggest you focus more on ways that our society, rural and metropolitan, can thrive. Guns are a tool, not an answer.
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...