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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

John Michael3 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 7:22 AM
FORGIVE US FATHERS, FOR WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE DO January 20, 2013 Today and tomorrow, as millions of Americans celebrate yet another peaceful reaffirmation of faith in our system of governance and our beloved Republic, I reflect upon that which we are celebrating, who is celebrating what, and whether or not our founding fathers would be celebrating. Truly, we can celebrate how peacefully we transfer and/or re-affirm political power in this nation. If one ignores the Civil War, no one in the world has done it so well and for so long. It was, after all, Lincoln’s election, which triggered secession. That did not end so peacefully. However, the Union prevailed and we marched on through history, elections and inaugurations, pretty much witho
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...