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Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Social Issues: Gun control, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Gun Regulation-Buying into the wrong argument

The pro-Gun Lobby has framed the issue as: “We don’t need gun restrictions at all because “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” It is not only unnecessary to buy into the question as they have framed it, but it is strategically foolish. If proponents of sensible restrictions get caught up in any part of an issue of whether it is a human finger that pulls the trigger or a self-shooting gun they are bound to find themselves in a corner protected by a fence of losing arguments. This lets the pro gun lobby focus not on the easy availability of guns that are capable of killing quite a number of people in a matter of seconds, but rather on the vague, and unfunded, mental health aspects of the issue: Their argument is that ‘Since only a mentally unbalanced person would spay groups of innocent people with deadly bullets,’ don’t take or even restrict the right of the sane majority to have the weapons, and protect themselves, instead focus...

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