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Harboring the delusion of gun control(CA) ^ | 5 August, 2012 | Randy Alcorn

Posted on 08/05/2012 9:10:23 AM PDT by marktwain

Any time the U.S. has an incident of mass murder involving guns, there are the predictable reactions of fear and outrage in which logic gets washed away in torrents of emotion.

The cries for stricter gun-control laws rise to a passionate crescendo. The National Rifle Association is pilloried as a demonic special interest whose callous disregard of public safety threatens the life of every citizen. And once again we debate the meaning and appropriateness of the 2nd Amendment.

Fear and anger are the enemies of reason. As horrific as these massacres are, prohibiting citizens from having guns will not prevent further incidents of gun violence. Crafting reasonable restrictions on gun ownership — the type and quantity of weapons, or the amount of ammunition one can have — will keep law-abiding citizens less armed, but that won’t prevent villains from getting the weapons and ammo they want.

Unless every gun in the world were destroyed and the means of manufacturing more were permanently disabled, guns will find their way into the hands of those who want them.

Still, many want more laws so they can delude themselves that the problem of gun violence has been addressed. Laws banning guns are as effective as laws banning tornadoes. Norway’s severely restrictive gun laws didn’t prevent the mass murder of 77 people there last year. Conversely, Switzerland’s policy of having all its citizens armed hasn’t led to killing sprees.

Before there were firearms, people slaughtered each other with swords, clubs and rocks. Murder will not be eliminated by eliminating the instruments of death. Only healing the human psyche might accomplish that.

The worst genocides in history have occurred when the state or a particular group is well armed while their victims are not.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; ca; constitution; control
The "never let a crisis go to waste" philosophy is all about subverting reason and using emotion to pass bad policy.
1 posted on 08/05/2012 9:10:38 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

More Guns = LESS crime.

2 posted on 08/05/2012 9:17:19 AM PDT by Mister Anderson (Give them nothing, but take from them everything!)
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To: marktwain

“fear and outrage” (on the part of the left)

It’s fake.
If the number of Americans killed and hurt daily by illegal aliens, and killed and maimed every week in “gun-free” Chicago doesn’t outrage and terrify them, they are incapable of genuine emotion.
It’s feigned, cynical and reprehensible. I’m repeating myself, I know—they’re Democrats.

3 posted on 08/05/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: marktwain

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4 posted on 08/05/2012 9:30:49 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: tumblindice

If they really cared about human life they wouldn’t support abortion to the point of obsession, which kills a million babies a year.

It is really about control.

Over us.

5 posted on 08/05/2012 9:31:52 AM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: Wildbill22

“I never said `Summer of Recovery’.” Axelrod
“Have you ever seen anybody go to such lengths to not put something out?” Gibbs

And that’s just today, a Sunday.

You can’t trust a word out of their mouths and, as you point out, they’re as bad or worse than pedophiles: They murder babies.

I don’t know how anyone with a scintilla of humanity or self-respect can support the Democrat party or admit to being one.
That’s what makes this self-righteous breast-beating over the 2nd Amendment so sanctimonious and smarmy. Again as you say, it has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with control and cynical political gain.
These are the types of people who would steal the pennies from their dead parents’ eyes to purchase flowers for a prostitute or a bottle of cheap wine.

6 posted on 08/05/2012 9:52:15 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: marktwain
Unless every gun in the world were destroyed and the means of manufacturing more were permanently disabled,...

Impossible. See Mujahadeen; caves; AK-47's.

7 posted on 08/05/2012 10:12:16 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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8 posted on 08/05/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: marktwain

Data suggest that a strong thread in mass shootings is that they occur in ‘gun free zones’.

- Aurora Co: Theater prohited CCW with visible signs.
- Giffords shooting: Giffords specifically did not was armed security at event.
- V Tech - gun free campus
- Killeen Texas - Texas law prohibiting CCW in businesses.
- Texas Tower shooter - Gun free campus.

Cowards go after the unarmed. You do not see many attempted mass shootings at a gun show.

9 posted on 08/05/2012 11:11:02 AM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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