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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

James437 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:46 AM
A good question, if the laws now on the books were enforced than we might have an idea to the answer. No they just want to implement more new laws to control things more. The law against Fast and Furious, does it work? Don't know, they keep covering it up.
45caliber Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:07 AM
Such gun control laws make it APPEAR that the officials are trying to reduce crime. Actually, they are trying to preserve the tax funds so they can spend more on their reelection. Gun control laws cost the government very little - although they may cost the taxpayer and victim a lot ... possibly even his life. Active laws that arrest, sentence, and incarcerate criminals cost the government - so they don't want those or won't use them if passed.
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...