I don't think 'gun control' means making guns illegal.
I understand that it did in England; ( right or rong ? )
What 's the situation in Austrailia ?
I just think it means tighter controls on who can have them,
where they can store them.
In America, as a condition of its existence,
government was deprived of any authority
to control guns
. Therefore, government here
can only legislate regarding citizens' possession
of guns by USURPATION of power
the same as a decree ending the election process.
One reason for this deprivation of authority was
to enable the citizens to overthrow the government
that had just been created; this was discussed at the time,
by both the Federalists and the Antifederalists.
The Founders, who enacted the Bill of Rights,
were still breathing hard from the exertion
of overthrowing a government. Thay were very familiar
with that, up close and personal.
The concept of controling who can have guns
can apply ONLY
to citizens who are so obsessed
with obeying the law that thay exalt that ABOVE life itself
above the ability to defend their lives or the lives of their mothers,
wives, and children. Criminals will not even stop to consider
such laws. Government is our servant not our master.
David makes the mistake of thinking all people who kill people with guns
were criminals BEFORE they pulled the trigger.
Well, not ALL
people, but almost
100% of criminals
virgins, as to violent crime:
thay usually have long feloniously violent histories.
And I haven't even touched on accidentally self inflicted death via gun -
According to the National Safety Council,
more people drown every year, than die from gunfire.
particularly with regards to children getting hold of poorly-secured weapons.
I armed myself with a .38 revolver when I was 8.
Took it everywhere.
Most of the kids in my neighborhood were as well armed.
We never had any trouble; no complaints of any person
of any age showing bad manners with guns.
Early hands-on education with guns is valuable
to safety and proficiency.