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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

Pistol Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:59 AM
Convicts build zip guns in prison, to say nothing about the other ingenious ways they kill one another. The murder rate in prisons is many times higher than in the general population. Gee, they ought to put those nasty lawbreakers where they can't hurt anybody. Prison certainly won't do it.
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...