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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

jhughen Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 3:26 PM
It seems to me that it is not the ban on simiauto weapons that we should worry about. It is the fact that Obama will sign the United Nations Treaty, which the way I understand it will take away weapons of all types, not just assult. It will be pistol for sure and then rifels and shotguns. That is what all the hype is really about.

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...