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Do Gun-Control Laws Control Guns?
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this is a great piece by Thomas Sowell, as usual.

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http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/3...mas-sowell#

short summary of the article:

Quote: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 overriding 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 Eighteenth Amendment that created Prohibition.

But, if the hard facts show that gun-control laws do not actually control guns, but instead lead to more armed robberies and higher murder rates after law-abiding citizens are disarmed, then gun-control laws would be a bad idea, even if there were no Second Amendment and no National Rifle Association.

The central issue boils down to the question: What are the facts? Yet there are many zealots who seem utterly unconcerned about facts or about their own lack of knowledge of facts.

There are people who have never fired a shot in their life who do not hesitate to declare how many bullets should be the limit to put into a firearm’s clip or magazine. Some say ten bullets, but New York State’s recent gun-control law specifies seven.
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Guns are inanimate objects. Whoever controls the people, who have the guns, controls the guns. The government is very much in control of the police and various other "services". They are not so much in control of you and me. Not yet.


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When Australia had there forced gun ban this report had come out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=fGaDAThOHhA
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