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How Guns Are Like Nukes

John248 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:11 AM
Part III Any gun control law will merely make it easier for A) In the short term it will help the outlaws make it easier to rob, steal, created mayhem. B) In the long term, the citizens right to keep and bear arms and possibly keep our own government under control (which is the real reason for the second amendment in the first place) will become questionable.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:27 AM
Gun control laws were originally to prevent freed slaves from protecting themselves. The effect of gun control laws is to leave the honest citizen at the mercy of criminals.

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...