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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

sevenheart Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:44 AM
Dear Mr Medved, Please devote yourself to 20th century history for a few days, particularly as relates to this issue. You will discover an alarming pattern of simple regulatory action becoming outright tyranny, even in one case leading to the near extermination of people of your heritage. Of course history does not repeat itself, but this would greatly broaden your world view. Secondly, the second amendment is the lynch pin of all constitutional rights, When Congress makes any law infringing the right of the people we should all become very vocal and very vigilant.

The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years.

How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms...