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Sowell: Do Gun Control Laws Reduce Crime?

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by Acujeff, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Acujeff

    Acujeff

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    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. 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 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.

    Full article at:
    http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2013/01/22/sowell-do-gun-control-laws-control-guns/?subscriber=1
     
  2. SJ 40

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    Gun Control is truly nothing other than People Control ! SJ 40
     


  3. Jerry

    Jerry Staff Member Moderator Millennium Member

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    "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," :rofl:

    Except that the Second is to prevent government terrine and crime rates have nothing to do with why the Second should or shouldn't exist. :steamed: