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Rumble on the Hill: Groups Square Off About How to End Gun Violence

true liberal Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:29 AM
Hopefully someone will point out that disarming the law abiding only encourages the criminal. Gang members across the nation have stated that they love gun control and encourage it where ever they can. Why? It makes their jobs easier. Criminals love safety laws in their line of work. More gun control means more sitting ducks. They can rob and pillage at their leisure knowing that no one has a gun and no means of defending themselves. Sure they can call the police but that gives them a good 5 to 15 minutes of quality criminal time with their victims
Drifter33 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:06 AM
How many more times does your logical point need to be made? --The opposition isn't listening to logic, they're listening to emotion.

We can trot out tons of paper with fact upon fact listed thereon, and it won't do a bit of good. The opposition has made an intractable decision that we are to be disarmed, and they won't stop until they succeed--or until they are stopped.

We are facing totalitarian despots, and we must be careful to not "project" our values upon them--they have no such values.

Wednesday on Capitol Hill the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing about what America "should do to end gun violence." Pro-gun and and anti-gun advocates will testify before the committee. Witnesses include National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow and Attorney Gayle Trotter, Baltimore Police Chief James Johnson, the husband of Gabrielle Giffords Captain Mark Kelly and Denver University Professor David Kopel.

LaPierre released his opening statement to the committee Tuesday afternoon, calling on Congress to stop blaming gun owners for violence, will focus on promoting gun safety programs the...