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Do Gun Bans Curb Violent Crime? (Part 2 of 3 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

jtyme Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:25 PM
Everyone below the post gets it. We know exactly what it is about. If they were serious about the problem, we'd be addressing violent crime and mental health issues. We don't have firearms to protect us from criminals...that's a side benefit of the Second Amendment. The RIGHT, as recognized by the Second, is to make sure that the citizenry can replace an oppressive government, by force, if necessary as a last resort. Time to bone up on your history and read through the Federalist Papers among other writings of the time. Take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pKasF6l3y0 and read http://www.battleroad.org/history.html
Who isn't sickened by the moral decay and heinous acts of violence across our country? My heart and prayers continue to go out to victims everywhere.

But do gun bans -- such as the one proposed this past week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., which would outlaw 120 specific firearms -- curb violent crime?

Not according to a recent Fox News investigation titled "Assault-weapons ban no guarantee mass shootings would decrease, data shows." The report concluded, "Data published earlier this year showed that while the (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton) was in place, from...