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Letter: No good arguments for restricting gun rights

Posted: August 3, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 3, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Well, I have to say that David Warburton’s attempted response to my July 28 letter discussing gun ownership made absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Somehow, he tries to equate gun ownership in this country to world-level nuclear capability, but fails to make an effective analogy.

He tries to liken what I wrote to advocating that all the outlaw countries in the world be armed with nukes, specifically naming Iran and North Korea.

In actuality, this is exactly the opposite of the true analogy, which would be this: What if the only countries in the world with nukes were those outlaws such as Iran and North Korea, and the law-abiding countries such as our own were unarmed? What would the world be like then?

I suspect it would be a much more dangerous place.

It’s sure funny how those who advocate restricting gun rights have to twist the truth so badly to try to make an argument for their cause. This was the same problem Joe Gandelman had in his column, which prompted my letter in the first place: He completely misrepresented the statistics concerning public support for gun control measures, and tried to draw a false analogy regarding the applicability of the Second Amendment to modern firearms.

The fact that the gun control crowd has to torture the truth so badly to try to make their case is a pretty strong indication of the lack of any real basis for their position.


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