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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:13 AM
The Professor has a very good point. I have shot with hand guns and rifles. Like most people, I don't make a habbit of practicing and have not shot a gun of any kind in some time. When I did shoot for practice, my accurracy would have not won any prizes. I was awful with a hand gun and ok with a rifle. So I want as many chances as I can get, especially with a hand gun. For personal defense, prefer a pump action shotgun, don't need to be as accurate.
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...