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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Gene158 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:49 PM
FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS....BANNED under the NFA of 1934, i believe. (unless you have a very very hard to get license with incredible oversight by the Feds) - b/c of gang violence in none other than Chicago DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS.....prohibits ownership in most, if not all, states FELONY CONVICTIONS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS....prohibit ownership

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...