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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

FloridaJim Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:49 AM
Dr. Sowell are there Republican candidates or potential candidates worthy of my vote, please name some.
Doug5049 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:08 PM
There was one, but the Republican party, aided by the MSM, orchestrated a very effective smear campaign against him. We had the opportunity for real change...
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...