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Posted: 4/28/2001 8:10:41 PM EDT
40 REASONS TO SUPPORT GUN CONTROL - 2 16.Rifles and handguns aren't necessary to national defense! Of course, the army has hundreds of thousands of them. 17.Private citizens shouldn't have handguns, because they aren't "military weapons", but private citizens shouldn't have "assault rifles", because they are military weapons. 18.In spite of waiting periods, background checks, fingerprinting, government forms, etc., guns today are too readily available, which is responsible for recent school shootings. In the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, anyone could buy guns at hardware stores, army surplus stores, gas stations, variety stores, Sears mail order, no waiting, no background check, no fingerprints, no government forms and there were no school shootings. 19.The NRA's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign about kids handling guns is propaganda, but the anti-gun lobby's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign is responsible social activity. 20.Guns are so complex that special training is necessary to use them properly, and so simple to use that they make murder easy. 21.A handgun, with up to 4 controls, is far too complex for the typical adult to learn to use, as opposed to an automobile that only has 20. 22.Women are just as intelligent and capable as men but a woman with a gun is "an accident waiting to happen" and gun makers' advertise- ments aimed at women are "preying on their fears." 23.Ordinary people in the presence of guns turn into slaughtering butchers but revert to normal when the weapon is removed. 24.Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun shows. 25.A majority of the population supports gun control, just like a majority of the population supported owning slaves. 26.Any self-loading small arm can legitimately be considered to be a "weapon of mass destruction" or an "assault weapon." 27.Most people can't be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by because they can be trusted. 28.The right of Internet pornographers to exist cannot be questioned because it is constitutionally protected by the Bill of Rights, but the use of handguns for self defense is not really protected by the Bill of Rights. 29.Free speech entitles one to own newspapers, transmitters, computers, and typewriters, but self-defense only justifies bare hands. 30.The ACLU is good because it uncompromisingly defends certain parts of the Constitution, and the NRA is bad, because it defends other parts of the Constitution.
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