Zack Morris wrote:It doesn't. You've got correlation and causation backwards. A rookie mistake.
As always you have the market cornered on rookie mistakes. You guys are claiming a correlation between guns and crime/murder (the foundational priniciple of gun control), and my charts of course turn your argument into particles.
As gun freedoms and ownership have risen crime has dropped. Your argument is as false as the flat earth.
Strong regulation is written in there, too. It's plain written language.
The militia was instructed to be regulated, but the militia is a non government entity so the regulation (walking in straight lines and having a chain of command, etc) would have to be self regulation.
The guns were to be kept and borne by the citizens without infringement
, which means no regulation. No background checks, no magazine bans, no feature bans, no waiting lists. Without infringement.
Anybody reading the language in it's simplicity will know that automatically. It's so simple. One wonders how you could have reached High School and have managed to never read the 2nd amendment, or any commentary from the Founders on it.
No we don't.
Yes we do. Straw purchases are already illegal.
The restrictions are nominal at best and the fact that those opposed to Obama's baby step moves often invoke national gun databases as a next step they fear is telling.
It tells nothing. We already have registration, background checks, we have already every form of gun control there is in various states, cities, counties and Federal and they don't deter any crime.
Making something illegal, like straw purchases, is pointless if there aren't means to detect such illegal behavior.
That's your problem. You keep making laws that don't work. We already have all the gun control liberals ask for and the result is those districts have the highest crime and murder problems.
Your laws already don't work.
You have to bring your car in for a smog inspection every few years. No reason why you shouldn't bring your guns in every year or two, either.
And the goal posts shift.
And, how would that prevent a single crime.
Gun control works fabulously well in Europe.
No we did a thread on it. Gun control does not work in Europe.
Europe is a vastly safer place than the US. One of your favorite talking points used to be that outside of high-crime urban outliers, US crime levels were "comparable" to Western Europe's.
You are more likely to be murdered in the US than in Europe.
Yeah we covered that. But only in certain places in the US, where we already have gun control which already doesn't work.
East Asia, where gun ownership is virtually unheard of, is on an even higher plane of safety, one that Americans and Western Europeans alike cannot even fathom until they go live there.
And the goal posts shift.
Bottom line is we already have gun control and it already doesn't work.