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How Guns Are Like Nukes

rollzone Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:08 AM
hello. finally an idiotic comparison that just makes you want to go out and kill someone. Americans need people to kill. it is who we are. we ran out of American Indians, and we had to turn on ourselves. then finally we had a nation calling on us to help defend them- and we never turned back. murdering people is in our nature. guns are just fun. nukes, now they ought to be outlawed. 3 nukes could take out 7 of the wealthiest counties in America (Washington,DC area). for defensive purposes, no country should be allowed to possess more than 3 nukes. that should be the law. 3 nukes allowed for defensive statement to the world: global law. turn back the nuclear insanity that that generation dumped on us. guns are just for fun. different joy.

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...