Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Gun Control and Politics

As a political issue, gun control is a loser. Or it is according to Oklahoma Representative Dan Boren and Bill Clinton. The respond to this:
Gun-control proponents should avoid efforts like the assault weapons ban that were more effective at agitating gun owners than at preventing gun violence, says Daniel Webster of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
Or in other words gun control advocates should stop backing policies that don't work.

One of the most frightening things about the big personalities in the gun control movement is how little they actually know about firearms. I don't want anyone writing firearms law who can't explain to me the difference between semi-automatic and full automatic, the difference between a magazine and a clip, and explain to me the four laws of firearms safety. If you can't do these things, then you don't know enough to write legislation on this subject.

UPDATE: Link fixed.

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