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Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?
Creators Syndicate, Inc., by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:tyshab, 1/22/2013 9:53:20 PM

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

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SCYankee, 1/22/2013 10:51:15 PM     (No. 9133367)

Yeah, those gun control laws really work in Chicago and DC, don´t they? Idiots.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/22/2013 11:25:16 PM     (No. 9133403)

You should have and use as many bullets as it takes to accomplish the task.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: janylou, 1/23/2013 12:06:10 AM     (No. 9133427)

A definite bullseye, Dr. Sowell!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JustCause, 1/23/2013 1:25:08 AM     (No. 9133460)

Can anyone cite ONE case, where any law, prevented a criminal, from committing his crime?

Lanza broke 41 laws in Newtown. Would the 42nd law have stopped him?

If gun control worked, Chicago would be utopia.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: craige, 1/23/2013 11:09:37 AM     (No. 9134148)

Do drug control laws control drugs? Did Prohibition control alcohol?

Unfortunately, many voters live in a fantasy world.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: viking diver, 1/23/2013 11:27:44 AM     (No. 9134215)

#5 "professing to be wise they opened their mouths (in your case the keyboard) and become fools".
apparently you do not understand the 2nd amendment which is to protect us from our own government in case it become tyrannical, and your BLIND allegiance to this socialist government shows your ignorance in an understanding of the constitution. you use a foolish argument about a blind man who´s only claim to fame is he can play the piano and sing, whoop de doo, why not quote from people who have saved others from being killed by having a weapon carried on them. I can cite other blind people who can and do safely use firearms, do they conceal and carry probably not, but their hearing was so accurate along with other senses when at a rife range they could put a pattern in the black just from the voice commands. The lady you cited if she didn´t get a gun would have found another way to destroy her life. You use platitudes to make your facts and yet know nothing of the real facts of the results of gun control. As the saying goes when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns, and one last thought, criminals will always find a weapon to provide them with a means to accomplish what they have set out to do. Weapons BTW obtained without government over site.

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