Should We Change Gun Control Laws in the United States?

I just started reading John Lott, Jr.’s The Bias Against Guns and I was thinking it would be interesting to discuss the topic here once I’m done.  For now, I leave you with a quick quote from the book to chew on. Vote on the poll!

Guns not only make it easier for people to harm others, guns also make it easier for people to protect themselves and prevent criminal acts from happening… [T]here are many tradeoffs [with gun control]… On one side, rules governing gun use can hinder people’s ability to deter or stop criminal attacks. But on the other, these same rules have the potential to prevent the harm that guns cause. Every gun law faces this trade-off (3).

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One thought on “Should We Change Gun Control Laws in the United States?

  1. Neil Mammen says:

    Let’s think this through.
    Do we have the unalienable right to protect ourselves from harm? Do we have the unalienable right to protect our wives and kids from harm? Both must be answered, “Yes”. In which case we must be able to purchase and own those tools that allow for personal defense. Do you see now that the right to bear arms is a personal inalienable right, and must never depend on a government approved police force and neither the government nor the Constitution can restrict them. Thus, to a gun owner it matters not if the 2nd Amendment is about standing militias or not. Why? Because the right to protect your family and bear arms are God given unalienable rights and they precede the 2nd Amendment!

    from the book: Jesus Is Involved In Politics! Why aren’t You? Why isn’t your Church?

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