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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

OldMexicanblog Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:42 AM
Re: WFJ, You're asking people who habitually suffer from cognitive dissonance - e.g. they want more jobs but hate business, they want cleaner air but like unions (who are themselves very inefficient producers), etc. Don't waste your time.
Joseph1575 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:51 AM
Most unfortunately, I'm sure OldMex is correct.
WJF Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:44 AM
Unfortunately, I think you are correct.
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...