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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Ron781 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:56 AM
The key argument to give to a person strongly in favor of gun elimination is to ask them to place a sign in their front yard declaring their home to be a gun free zone. Gun registration would give a tyrant’s brown shirts a shopping list to eliminate all potential resistance.

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...