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Subject:  Re: Here's why Libs don't get it Date:  1/10/2013  2:40 PM
Author:  SooozFool Number:  665596 of 737027

Better be careful with those "shoulds" or you'll should all over yourself.

What a useful contribution.

The practical reality is that when guns are banned, only criminals will have guns. That's a F-A-C-T.

The post to which you responded did not discuss or propose outright bans on all guns.

This evening on CNN, Anderson Cooper will explore why Chicago, which has the strictest (or one of the strictest) gun control laws in America, is overrun with guns, mainly in the hands of criminals.

It is Chicago's legislative choice to restrict gun ownership. That this policy is so easily defeated by profit-seekers in nearby jurisdictions selling guns they know can wind up in Chicago merely illustrates the challenge of regulating gun ownership effectively.

We can shrug and move on as each massacre occurs, tossing off any concern by resorting to bumper sticker thinking, or we can get serious about figuring out how to adopt effective regulation nationwide.

Other countries have done it. Maybe we just don't care enough about each other to bother here.
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