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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

James____Tx Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:09 PM
You sound like you believe in mob rule. Be it by representative or by direct vote, the majority should never have the ability to dictate personnel choice. So maybe you consider weapons to be something that should be controlled by application of law. Seems to me to be the same logic that lead to the "War On Drugs" and where has that gotten us. Just keep this in mind. The further your representative is form you (example being the US Congress) the less influence you have as a voter. The more power you give to those in higher Government (IE national laws). The less power you as a citizen have to change or influence said laws. That is why The US Constitution is set up the way it is to avoid concentration of power in the Fed Gov.
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...