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How Guns Are Like Nukes

snuffy18 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:17 PM
Jeez, Mona, you don't really seem to understand the debate at all. There is nothing to fear in free law-abiding citizens owning firearms, no matter what kind they are or what the magazine capacity is. The whole debate is over whether law abiding citizens are trustworthy or not. We got your number.

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...