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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

Wayne410 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:01 AM
Medved, you can't really be that stupid! The issue is not now nor has it ever been about gun control. It's about the slow and gradual encroachment on the rights of the people by progressive idealogues who want to control the masses... for our own good of course. Statists and progressives are all about patience and baby steps. They know that people in general will give little bits of their freedom at a time for the promise of better security and a safer country. The problem is security and safety don't get better yet the onerous loss of freedom just escalates to the next step. Open your eyes, Meded, or go to work for MSNBC.

The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years.

How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms...