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The Best Example Of Gun Control

July 12, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: Hello as I was reading Thomas Sowell’s column. The paragraph about gun control stood out....

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Jul-13-13 8:47 AM

The lack of logic had me at "none".

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Thomas77

Jul-13-13 8:17 AM

I think most of these gun laws are STUPID!!!

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AverageGuy

Jul-13-13 6:29 AM

I will only say this 1 time. A gun society is a polite society. Where law abiding citizens are allowed to openly carry a firearm,people are all treated as equal and with respect. If an crook, thief,home invader, or gang banger, knew the person that theywere about to assault were armed and able to defend them self crime would come to an abrupt slow down.

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duckster

Jul-12-13 5:12 PM

zzz zzz boring

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nonfiction

Jul-12-13 1:09 PM

The gun laws in those cities aren't suppose to prevent guns from getting on the streets. Its so they can throw the guys in jail who carry them illegally when caught. You can't prevent guns from getting on the streets, when they can be bought so easily just a couple hundred miles south. The SAFE act in NY is for the most part irrelevant, because the guns don't come from NY. Yes, if someone buys a gun legally and sells to a crinimal illegal that is the main problem. If everyone had background checks and permits like NY, it would help a lot. You wont sell that hand gun illegally if its register to your permit.

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50s4ever

Jul-12-13 1:06 PM

Guns, guns, guns! Open the door to the 600 lb gorilla in the equation.....gangs and gangsters are the problem. Remove illegal aliens and about a third of the crime drops. Stop feeding the gangsta culture and calling it "minority community" and most of the shooting is gone. How many of those evil white protestant churchgoers do you see in cuffs on the news? Right.

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Larry1

Jul-12-13 12:58 PM

In NY, to purchase a handgun for the first time you need to get a pistol permit first. That will take 6 months or more to get one and cost you about $150. To buy a long gun you must pass an instant background check. Criminals don’t bother with all of that! So, there are plenty of controls for us honest folks.

Now we have the stupidity of the unSafe Act. Why should we have a limit on magazine capacity? Who determined that 10 rounds is all you need for multiple intruders? Why is a folding stock or a pistol grip on a rifle forbidden when they have absolutely no effect on the gun’s ability?

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KittyCat

Jul-12-13 12:23 PM

Doesn't matter the criminals will always have a gun that they either stole or bought illegally from someone. The person who has one and got it legally will always be penelized for having one.

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LindaD

Jul-12-13 12:22 PM

So, are all you folks against gun control in favor of letting anybody and everybody buy whatever and however many guns they want?

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bluesman

Jul-12-13 12:11 PM

How's gun control working in Chicago? Telling the good guys you can't have a gun to defend yourself against the bad guys is insane.

Most of these mass shootings were in areas where the shooter knew he wouldn't be confronted by a gun until the cops got there. And that't always too late.

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RationalThinker

Jul-12-13 11:51 AM

I have to agree. I don't own a gun, nor do I have any desire to but gun control, as a means to protect the law abiding public, seems doomed to failure from the outset. No matter how many restrictions or laws you pass the criminals will get the guns illegally (because, hey, they're *criminals*) and the rest of us will suffer for it. Look at D.C. and Detroit. Toughest gun laws in the US and how much has it affected crime rate? I started out liberal on this matter but more and more I'm becoming a convert to the conservatives way of thinking. Leave the American public's guns alone.

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nonfiction

Jul-12-13 9:18 AM

Yes criminals will always get guns. Especially when they can buy them at gun shows like you and I. Guns are often bought (legally) in places like North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, where they are purchased easily and brought up and sold on the streets of places like buffalo NYC, and Detroit where there is a high demand and can be sold at a profit. Nobodies trying to take your guns, they're trying to make harder for the bad people to get them. The easier a good person gets them, the easier it is for bad person to get them as well.

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zedman

Jul-12-13 8:54 AM

I was thinking of all the gun owners in Boston, who, after the bombing, pulled their militias together and helped track down the bombers.

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Seadog

Jul-12-13 8:22 AM

Funny how there are a lot of disagrees, but those doing so are afraid and unwilling to say why.

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carlaw

Jul-12-13 5:53 AM

Gun Control is not about guns. It's about Control. That's the scary part.

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jamestownresident26

Jul-12-13 5:14 AM

This is spot on. The big problem today is that a large number of Americans actually think laws protect them from harm. I guess that's why every news organization in America has a crime section.

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Uncletim

Jul-12-13 2:41 AM

That was fort hood my son inlaw worked in the bilding next door if any of those guys had there gun most or all would still be with us today GUNS DON'T KILL BAD GUYS WITH GUNS KILL

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yankee

Jul-12-13 1:46 AM

Well said Paul! Cheers to you!

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