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lawodevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:29 AM
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Poll question: Strong gun control's effect on who gets to own guns in society.
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After observing the protests in the middle east I wonder how many people here feel that strong gun control is benign and how many think that strong gun control presents a risk that a particularly ambitious and non-democratic leader can decide via gun control who gets to own the guns which can result in an inability for the population to deal with that government and restore true democracy.

Examples (which may be theoretical or real)

Did gun control allow Mubarak to decide which individuals were able to own guns and did that result in a disproportionate amount of pro-democracy minded people not owning firearms compared to those who supported Mubarak.

Did gun control allow Hitler to decide who got to own guns and who didn't and would that have made it difficult for political opponents to stop him or protect themselves from assassination?

If Bush declared himself dictator and he announced he would pass "strong gun control" would you worry about him denying opponents guns while allowing his supporters easy access to guns?

etc etc

Does strong gun control create a risk as described above, choice 1 is no and choice 2 is yes.

If you have a strong opinion, please post.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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