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Gun Control's Potemkin Village

hagar2 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:00 AM
One very important point is not addressed here and that this is simply a step in the process to disarm the American people deny that at you peril. If the 2nd amendment goes they all do. IT wasnt written so you could hunt for your dinner it was written to defend against tyranny. The powers that be are pushing to see how much they can get away with if we let them its on our own heads.

Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback.

One thing hasn't changed: The agenda includes mostly measures that will have little or no effect on the problems they are supposed to address. They are Potemkin remedies -- presentable fa?ades with empty space behind them.

This is something that supporters as well as opponents labor to conceal. Treating them as serious allows them both...