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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

surfdogtambien Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 8:41 PM
My neighbor does not keep a gun in his house and his children have never fired a gun . In my house I have a lever action rifle and my wife has a short barrel 38 . We keep the guns and bullets in separate rooms . All of our four sons know how to shoot but only one has guns. He keeps a few loaded but lives on a ranch so coyotes , bob cats and an occasional mountain lion threaten the cattle and horses . I don't find any of these positions morally superior to another , but I do find the government making decisions in this area to be out of bounds . Personal choice should be respected.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:13 PM
An UNLOADED gun makes a good club in an emergency, BUT if the bad guy is armed, it's the same as taking a knife to a gun fight.
James____Tx Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 8:53 PM
Government should,never have a say in any personnel choice. As long as that choice does not infringe on others rights, and the person making the choice understand they are responsible for the repercussions.

We as Americans have forgotten what it means to be Americans and adults. No wonder we keep re-electing fools.
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...