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Author Topic: Why Gun Owners Are Right to Fight Against Gun Control  (Read 122 times)
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« on: July 19, 2013, 04:44:56 PM »

"In April, the Senate rejected the Toomey-Manchin gun control proposal. In the wake of its defeat many asked why gun owners and their organizations resisted so limited a measure. Granted, it would have had little but symbolic benefit. Its core was to require background checks at gun shows (which Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded involved a whole 0.8 percent of crime guns) and on Internet gun sales (a miniscule proportion, most of which probably go through licensed dealers anyway).

But why not accept something so modest, in light of the draconian ideas then being floated as alternatives? Understanding the rejection requires understanding gun owners’ shared experiences. Compromise requires that both parties relinquish something. If your counterpart’s position is “give me this now, and I’ll take the rest later,” there is no real compromise to be had. Over decades, that has been precisely the experience of American gun owners."





http://reason.com/archives/2013/07/18/why-second-amendment-supporters-are-righ
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 05:12:03 PM »

The article is a long read but pretty interesting. For the sake of full disclosure, reason is libertarian affiliated.

"That’s not enough, apparently, since the New Jersey legislature is considering bills to cut the magazine limit to five rounds, and to require psychiatric evaluations and home inspections before issuance of the firearm ownership license. Recently three legislators had an embarrassing “hot mike” problem after a gun bill hearing, in which someone proclaimed, “We needed a bill that is going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.”


And they wonder why gun owners are often paranoid.
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