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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

spartacus3344 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:00 PM
I just want to know how far we are ready to go for this. I see a lot of talk from people about cold dead hands and whatnot. I've been guilty of it too. But when you sit and think about it, are you really going to shoot the sheriff or whoever is assigned to enforce this tyranny? I like to think that I'm capable of being that devoted to my principles, that if some official demanded I hand over my guns he'd be met with the large bore of my .45 staring at him. But would I really do that with my family in the house? I just don't know Amy.
The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.

Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the over-riding factual question is whether gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or murder rates in particular.

If, as gun control advocates claim, gun control laws really do control guns and save lives, there is nothing to prevent repealing the Second Amendment, any more than there was anything to prevent repealing the...