I'd like to take this opportunity to point out the inherent flaws with liberal ideology as it pertains to ALL laws, not just gun laws.
Apparently liberals (and conservatives on the issue of drugs and terrism) have it in their muddled brains that laws can actually prevent violent
crime, fraud, theft, and all manner of abuse.
They can not.
Laws can only accomplish one thing - one thing only. They can only punish after the fact, they can not prevent.
Because laws can only punish and not prevent, any law that seeks to prevent a crime from taking place rather than punish the wrong doer after the
fact, is inherently doomed to failure.
A short list of catastrophic failures of laws that revolve around this ridiculous ideology:
-all drug laws (ALL of them)
-all gun laws
-all industrial regulations
-all financial regulations
-basically any regulatory measure ever created by any government agency
There is a distinct difference between regulations and laws that punish for transgressing against another person or their property.
For example, murder laws have a victim. Murder laws punish those who murder others. Gun laws, on the other hand, have no victim. They do not deter
or prevent murder from taking place. If someone wants to engage in murder, they certainly aren't going to care about violating gun regulations.
The same can be said of financial regulations. If someone wants to engage in fraud (which is a crime that has a specific victim), they aren't going
to care about breaking financial reporting regulations and cooking their books.
edit on 28-9-2010 by mnemeth1 because: (no reason given)