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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

Trublu Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:53 PM
Who said anything about the National Guard? In early American history citizens often formed militias or armies to protect their communities form attacks by the British or the Indians. The local militia is who Paul Revere and William Dawes were seeking to rally with their epic ride. In the movie “Red Dawn” citizens use their private weapons to form an armed resistance. If the people are denied the right to keep and bear arms the ability to form a well regulated militia is frustrated and the state or locality is no longer secure or free.
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...