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How Guns Are Like Nukes

John248 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:04 AM
Hmmm Lets see. 1) Life in Prison sentences usually end in parole after a certain number of years (in other words, for the criminal, he or she knows that they will get out eventually). 2) "The leading cause of death on death row is old age". If there was true justice, people like Charles Manson would have been in the death chamber some forty years ago. 3) There are numerous stories about burgluries where the burglar becomes injured in the home she or she is steeling from and then wins a court battle with the homeowner over being injured. 4) There are numerous stories abounding that police officers are grilled whenever they use their weapons. And in at least one recent event, the police caused much collateral damage when they..

I stand out among my conservative friends in disliking guns. I favor reasonable restrictions on the Second Amendment, such as bans on fully automatic weapons, background checks for purchases and forbidding the sale of guns to those with histories of mental illness or criminality.

Yet I cannot agree with liberals that more gun control will lead to fewer gun crimes.

President Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, actually illuminated one of the weaknesses of the gun control case. Hagel had been closely associated with Global Zero (though he's since repudiated it), a movement dedicated to "the elimination of all nuclear...