Everyone, including advocates of gun controls, should find this pioneering and thought-provoking book essential reading. As Halbrook shows, Nazi leaders went to great lengths to extend the gun control laws they inherited from the Weimar Republic. They were obsessed with disarming Jews and other designated public enemies.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement So we have a mixed bag of "guns saving lives" scenarios. In some cases, guns will stop a crime.
In others, guns will kill a maybe criminal. In others still, they will be a part of a terrible accident. It's quite a gamble. Like Russian roulette, only no one knows they're playing it. And now, since the Dark Knight shooting, gun sales have gone up thanks to a healthy dose of fear.
More potential to save a life, and just as much more potential to end one. I of course don't want to belittle the success stories, though. A life saved is fantastic, and however many lives saved is however many fantastics. But the real problem with a "guns save lives" argument is the language used.
People talk about "defensive gun uses" and their right to defend themselves and their property. But there's actually nothing defensive about a gun. They are made and used for offense. Wearing a condom is defense, whereas punching yourself in the balls is offense. Protection is a bullet-proof vest, or mace, or a security system.
A gun is not defense. The widespread use of an actual defensive weapon would potentially save more lives than a gun because, again, guns are for killing, not protecting. The sooner we are all provided a weapon LIKE a gun that merely incapacitates a person, the sooner we can safely defend ourselves, instead of defending ourselves by killing each other.
I just felt like lightening the mood. Because I don't want to say that "Guns Save Lives" is absolutely meaningless. But it is muddy. It's just not all there, which makes it not have true meaning in the context of the larger conversation. The truth is, "Guns Have Saved Lives.
Guns Have Ended Lives. Guns Are Meant to Kill. Speaking of rights, none of this actually matters, because Technically yes, the Second Amendment says what you were going to say before I cut you off, but stop it.
I'll tell you what the Second Amendment says. Continue Reading Below Advertisement "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
So if you're not in a militia, then you should not have a gun. Except inthe Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects the right of an individual to possess a firearm. The Second Amendment wins. You can grab your gat and go get your kids back now. Except that court ruling doesn't have as much meaning as you think, in the long run.
The very nature of the Constitution is not permanent. We're talking about the Second Amendment, after all. The Constitution is supposed to be amended.
Not only that, it's supposed to be completely rewritten. Take it from Thomas Jefferson: Continue Reading Below Advertisement "Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of nineteen years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right. But people change, and nations change.
Ideals and rights change.OVERVIEW. As early as , it was estimated that more had been written about "gun control" than all other crime-related topics combined. Yet this pre academic literature was both fundamentally flawed and severely biased. Gun laws in California regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the state of California in the United States..
The gun laws of California are some of the most restrictive in the United States. A 5-year Firearm Safety Certificate, obtained by paying a $25 fee, submission of applicant data to the state, and passing a written test proctored by a DOJ Certified.
Guns on campus would lead to an escalation in violent crime. Guns on campus would lead to an increased number of suicides by college students.
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The gun control debate is fueled by opposing sentiments, between those who support gun rights and individuals with anti gun sentiments. The arguments are rooted in different philosophical applications as well as statistics and facts regarding how firearms can .