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Let’s Have That Conversation About Guns

Selfmade707 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 3:11 PM
No law ever written prevented a crime from happening. Criminals don't obey the law. Duh...
wtmoore1 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 4:07 PM
That is fundamentally untrue.

A large reason behind many laws is deterrence. Many laws create strong incentives for criminals not to engage in specific criminal behavior, and the encouragement offered by those laws offers very compelling reasons to pay attention to them.

Often, supporters of the death penalty cite the deterrence of those facing life in prison firing at police officers trying to capture them. And other laws are crafted for their specific deterrent effect. Conservatives have to realize that the world doesn't conform to their ideology just for the heck of it. Practicality is the name of the game.

For once I agree with liberals. It’s high time to have a conversation about guns. Let’s start with the problem that there are far too few guns on our streets.

Wait, we can’t have that conversation. In fact, we’re not supposed to have what people might commonly describe as a “conversation” at all. We’re supposed to shut-up and listen as liberals, barely masking their unseemly delight at the opportunity, try to pin the murder rampage of one degenerate creep on millions of law-abiding Americans who did nothing wrong. The conversation is then supposed to end with us waiving our fundamental right...