Assertions by gun control advocates on what their proposals will do

Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson from North Carolina has some claims in the Wall Street Journal this week.
Many people on both sides also agree that everyone who buys a firearm should go through a comprehensive background check. No one wants convicted criminals or people with a history of dangerous mental illness to have access to guns. Yet our laws allow people to buy firearms privately or at some gun shows without going through a background check, and many states remain deficient in transferring important records to the federal database used to conduct background checks on gun buyers. This needs to change. . . .
The problems with background check claims is available here.
A majority of Americans also agree (according to a Pew poll released this month) that assault magazines have no place in our society. These magazines hold more than 10 rounds and allow a shooter to inflict mass damage in a short period of time without reloading. Banning them will save lives. . . .
We tried the ban during the 1994 to 2004 Assault Weapon Ban and yet there didn't seem to be any beneficial effect from the ban nor was their a great benefit the longer the ban was in effected.  Even the research that Feinstein cites doesn't support her conclusion.

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Blogger Chas said...

"Banning them will save lives. . . ."

Banning them will make it harder for Americans to resist the government tyranny that slaughtered people in the twentieth century by the millions. America needs to remain armed and free against the unacceptable prospect of another holocaust. "Never again" doesn't mean unilateral disarmament of private citizens, so that they can be rounded up and sent to death camps again. It means government respect for the people it governs, and that includes allowing them the effective modern arms that are guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

1/25/2013 2:28 PM  

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