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Response to appal_jack (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:38 AM

39. Ok. Here you go

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/the-nras-fuzzy-decades-old-claim-of-20000-gun-laws/2013/02/04/4a7892c0-6f23-11e2-ac36-3d8d9dcaa2e2_blog.html?utm_term=.e4ef11fc781b

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/how-many-gun-laws-are-there-study-disputes-20000-number


But this is really all just a distraction from the actual issue, isnít it?

Letís assume that there are 20,000 laws.

A young woman who is a survivor of a mass shorting at a high school calls for gun control and your response is to say that she displays ďprofound ignoranceĒ. You justify this by referring to there being 20,000+ gun laws.

Note that she didnít call for more gun laws. She called for gun control. Those arenít the same thing.

If there are existing laws that arenít being enforced, then enforcing them is more gun control.

If people are breaking existing laws, then increasing the effort to stop them doing so is more gun control.

If someone with access to guns is talking about shooting up a school then reporting this to law enforcement is gun control.

If the FBI is not following established protocol when tips about potential mass shooters are reported to them, then fixing that problem is gun control. ( https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/02/19/how-fbi-handled-two-tips-related-nikolas-cruz/352142002/ )

Gun control is a very broad topic and does not simply mean more laws or additional violations of the second amendment.

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