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Someone needs to tell Yahoo that they are printing obvious lies, in direct contradiction of liberal dogma. The Minister of Truth will not be pleased.

Seriously. Congratulations on finding a country with a worse homicide rate by guns than the US. With a little more research you might have added Colombia and Swaziland as well, and what a mighty argument you would have then!

Tighter gun restrictions actually encourage illegal gun trade, Reuters notes.

And congratulations to Reuters, too. Tighter regulations on anything encourage "illegal [anything] trade". It's a self-evident truism. Tighter regulations on coal mining safety encourage some owners to flout the rules. By definition, that is "100% illegal". You see?

It's as moronic as saying "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." Self evident truism, even while it ignores the actual problem.

Outlaw assault weapons and there will be fewer assault weapons - even as "it encourages illegal assault weapon trade." But that does not mean there will be more, in fact, quite the opposite. The numbers will be LESS - but some will be "illegal." Just look at Australia. Or England. Or Japan. Or Germany. Or Sweden. Or Switzerland. Or Canada. Or any of a hundred other countries.

"Illegal gun ownership and gun trade in the Phillipines are a problem." Wow, headline news. They are here, too. Guess that means we should do nothing and make everything, including fully automatic weapons available, because otherwise "it will be a problem."

Thanks for demonstrating the utter inability to follow A to B, not that that's a surprise around here.
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