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Invincible Ignorance

Kodiak5 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 4:19 PM
"Assault weapons" is just a smoke-screen: use a scary-sounding name for a scary-looking firearm to gin up political support. The politicians know that if they actually addressed specs and capabilities they couldn't distinguish between the scary-evil "assault weapons" and a wide swath of rifles that are not scary-looking or scary-sounding.

Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates?

The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.

If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.

Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have...