Thomas Sowell: Gun Control Ignorance

Posted: December 18, 2012 by ShortTimer in Conservatism, Government, Guns, Leftists, Thomas Sowell

From Townhall.com:

Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of “gun control” advocates?

The key fallacy of so-called gun-control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.

If gun-control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun-control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.

Guns are not the problem. People are the problem — including people who are determined to push gun-control laws, either in ignorance of the facts or in defiance of the facts.

There is innocent ignorance and there is invincible, dogmatic, and self-righteous ignorance. Every tragic mass shooting seems to bring out examples of both among gun-control advocates.

Read the whole thing here.

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Comments
  1. Exactly. This is why we should allow anyone who wants to own grenades, rocket launchers, canisters of nerve gas with long-range delivery systems, and yes, even nuclear weapons, to do so. Weapons don’t harm people. People harm people.

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