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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

Ress Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:11 PM
I didn't know Sowell was a Marine. I have always admired Marines for their frankness in telling it like it is and their zero tolerance of BS.
Ress Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:18 PM
Sowell is 82 years old. Let us pray for his continued health and activity. He is one of the most effective voices for rationality in the country today.
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...