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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

ericynot Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:47 PM
Jay, You are far too thin-skinned. Go lay down your thoughts on Huffpo, then come back and tell me what an insult is. I've been called every name in the book here on TH, and the only time I've ever even bothered to object is when someone says I should die. Man, I'd be happy if "freak" were the worst thing I'd ever been called around here.
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...