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January 26, 2013

Fallible argument of ‘more guns, less crime’

(Continued)

NORMAN —

What the gun haters want is to confiscate all civilian firearms, period. They will never stop until they get them all, and if you think otherwise, you’re naive. Several years ago, New York state limited legal magazine capacity to 10 rounds. Now it’s been reduced to seven rounds. How long do you think it will be before they get it down to zero?

In a rare moment of candor, Dianne Feinstein confessed “if I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them ... I would have done it.”

Professor Palmer even wants to take guns away from elderly veterans, leaving them defenseless against thugs. Imagine being crippled in the service of your country and then being told you are not considered responsible enough to have a gun in your home to defend yourself from criminals.

Palmer wants to disarm veterans, but conspicuously absent from her letter was any explanation of how she plans to get criminals to turn in their weapons.

Recent events have made one thing very clear. We have among us a minority population of extremists who hate guns and want to end all civilian ownership of firearms by any means possible.

They have lost the criminological argument. In the Supreme Court ruling of District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), they lost the legal argument. About all they have left are fear mongering and popular hysteria. Unfortunately, these are powerful forces. If we don’t guard our rights zealously, we will lose them.

David Deming

Norman

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