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Section A: General News


Editorial: Gun control is about control




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Thomas Sowell
April 24, 2013 | 987 views | 7 comments

Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact reduced murders? . . .

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Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
April 26, 2013 11:35am
 
So, Facts, how does defining an assault weapon make any difference? Whether a pressure cooker or gun or knife is used, the results don't change and the name doesn't stop the criminals. How about a little Shakespeare, ""A ... More ›

 
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
April 26, 2013 7:29am
 
This is just like the proposed bill "Driving While Texting"! Why do we need another law when a "Reckless Driving" citation would suffice? It's because of stupid people in our society! Hell, we'd ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
April 25, 2013 4:42pm
 
Facts Why is it that you 'do-gooders' can't understand that guns are inanimate objects ... incapable of doing anything on their own! They can' assault anyone! PEOPLE are the assault weapons! Whether they be mentally ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 24, 2013 5:03pm
 
A military style assualt weapon is fully automatic and is already against the law for the ordinary citizen to own. The mis-naming of non-assualt weapons is purposely done to try to add more guns, that are not assualt weapons, ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
April 24, 2013 2:16pm
 
But Facts, can't you "assault" with ANY weapon? Isn't that the purpose of weapons? To assault something -- unless they are just for target practice ...

 
Facts only please  
TX  
April 24, 2013 1:49pm
 
Thomas article is full of holes. One of the main points of the gun control law was defining what an assault weapon is and is not. That is how true laws are formed. Define the terms of reference. Now anyone can blog what they ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 24, 2013 12:30pm
 
Thomas Sowell is my hero! Logic and common sense.

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