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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

jander Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 6:42 PM
Chapman did not make the point about making the factual case that most proposed gun controls are ineffective and counterproductive. You did and you are correct. I also make that point often. I think most pro-gun advocates do. Chapman creates a straw-man argument that pro-gun advocates are simple minded and make a one-tiered argument.

The debate on gun control lately has been going like this: Liberals propose various restrictions on allowable firearms, acceptable owners and approved ammunition. Conservatives exclaim, "Second Amendment!" And the debate, at least in the mind of the latter group, is over.

The Second Amendment, they believe, is not just one important provision of our basic government document. It's the first and last word on the subject of firearms.

Viewing the proposals offered since the Sandy Hook massacre, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., concludes the supporters intend "to completely GUT our Second Amendment rights." The Utah Sheriffs' Association warned President Barack...