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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Gun Confiscation

For John, BLUFThe gun control nuts would shred the US Constitution to gather up all the guns in the US.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

And why is there opposition to "common sense" guns laws?

I give you two.

First there is the belief that the anti-gun folks are really not interested in adjustments to gun laws, but rather are looking to eventually get to gun confiscation, like, as Mr Matt Damon points out, they have in Australia.  Frankly, it is not clear to me that they have gun confiscation in Australia.  They do have stringent laws and gun buyback programs.

The PJ Media article linked above, by Mr STEPHEN KRUISER, links to this article in The Washington Times.

So the logic of gun control, as it fails to stop gun deaths, is that if we just take away all the guns, then everything will be OK.  My personal opinion is that the criteria by which to judge the gun control folks will be when we go English and the police walking the beat are unarmed.

The Second is that in Cities with stringent gun control laws we have a lot of shootings and killings by gun.  And Chicago is the prime example.  Gun control doesn't stop shootings.

Going along with this is the problem of all the illegal gun trafficking.  So, these gun control efforts impact the legitimate gun owners and impact the criminals not as much.  The shooters in Chicago tend not to be legitimate gun owners. : How is gun control working there?

In sum:

People against "gun control" are afraid that as it fails, time and again, to end gun violence, it will progress to demands for gun confiscation.

Gun control doesn't work.

If the gun control nuts are really confident in how the American Public feels about this they should propose a major change to the Second Amendment.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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