A lot of people seem to be missing the point about the gun control debate.First, I don't buy guns to defend my house from criminals I buy guns because I love to hunt, and I love to shoot guns. I'm a good guy. Don't take away my recreation, please!Second, enforcement should be the key issue. Drugs are illegal, and because they are illegal BAD people sell them. If Guns are Illegal BAD people will sell them. Honestly, would a law abiding citizen really go buy a gun in a back alley from a gang member if they can just go down to a sporting goods store? Make guns illegal and it will create a huge black market for weapons. Gun dealers will go from retail store employees with background checks, to rapists and murders who throw in a case of hollow-point shells when you buy a piece from the trunk of their 1985 cadillac.
I thought it was just a comment about my observations of what he posted in the last few pages, I've only attacked the words and things he has presented as far as I can tell.
But the District could plausibly argue that the reason theban currently makes citizens of the District less safe is because of the failure of neighboringstates to enact similar bans. Gun violence, it could argue, is a prisonerís dilemma that mustbe overcome through collective action. And collective action will not occur unless onegovernment takes the first step, even though this government will temporarily makes itscitizens worse off.
For what its worth my Philosophy of the law prof wrote a paper outlining the individual right arguments of a right to bear arms and the standard criticisms.http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1095339