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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

mharris Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:43 AM
Dr. Sowell has once again hit the nail on the head. It is impossible to have a debate with anyone when there is a refusal to ignore the facts. We have, by and large, become a "dumb" society who doesn't care to be confused by the facts. Some of the prevailing myths in society include the idea that spending more on education will produce better results, that spending more on welfare will eliminate poverty, that extending unemployment benefits boosts the economy, and that climate change is all mankind's fault. I place part of the fault at the feet of parents, who have failed for at least a generation to allow little Johnny and little Debbie to fail on their own and to grow up actually doing something.
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...