It’s About Control, Not Guns

John Malcolm

By Scott Mayer | July 30, 2012 | American Thinker

Don’t for one minute think that the Left’s core motive for demanding ever increasing amounts of gun control is the reduction of crime rates in any meaningful fashion. When the Left exploits a tragedy such as the one in Aurora Colorado and then calls for even stricter gun control, it has little to do with removing guns from criminals’ hands or saving lives, and everything to do with the control of law abiding citizens.  The Constitution, especially the Second Amendment, is nothing but an obstacle to the Left’s desire for such control.  This is why you rarely hear about the countless incidents in which guns are used to prevent crimes or save lives.  It simply doesn’t further the Left’s agenda and is therefore ignored.

There is plenty of evidence showing that increased gun control does nothing to lower crime rates.  John Lott’s…

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