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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Flubadub Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:04 AM
We will need nuclear weapons for the next war for that will be against 1 1/2 billion muslims and we will need the firepower. If the muslims get control of nuclear weapons they would have 50 million volunteers to stand on the weapon and hit the firing pin anywhere and anytime. The USA had millions of guns in citizens hands and that kept Japan from continueing to attack our mainland. Armed loyal citizens are the best overall defense of our country and B Hussein O wants to disarm us, never!

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...