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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

IddiKlu Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:24 AM
People get emotional over things that are meaningful to them. I read, that Joe Biden made a remark that he is aware that the rifles targeted for elimination by Feinstein are not the main problem in killings. Politicians seem worried about their constituents mental trustworthiness (not surprising as they actually voted for them!!!) and therefor want to disarm them. However, just how reliable gun owners mental stability really is (especially when compared to our elected leaders) is obvious when one sees, that not even one of the more than 40 Million gun owners has attempted to 'take out' any of the most threatening gun haters (Bloomberg, Feinstein etc).

The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years.

How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms...