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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Paul237 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:55 AM
This is a person that knows nothing about guns, probably because she is afraid of them.. it is apparent that she thinks that the semi auto is a machine gun, well you cannot get a machine gun unless you go through a heavy back round check and fill out how many pounds of paper work. For me a nice semi auto is a nice thing to have around for target shooting and for for going after that rabbit or two or three, they are also great for home defense and self defense as well.

I stand out among my conservative friends in disliking guns. I favor reasonable restrictions on the Second Amendment, such as bans on fully automatic weapons, background checks for purchases and forbidding the sale of guns to those with histories of mental illness or criminality.

Yet I cannot agree with liberals that more gun control will lead to fewer gun crimes.

President Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, actually illuminated one of the weaknesses of the gun control case. Hagel had been closely associated with Global Zero (though he's since repudiated it), a movement dedicated to "the elimination of all nuclear...