From your post and your answer, it appears I agree with you in general. We'd probably also agree that a good way to create unintended consequences is to apply a simple solution to a complex problem. The reason I think the association between gun control and acts of violence is weak at best has nothing at all to do with rights or politics. Sadly, it seems to me the debate itself has everything to do with politics, and nothing at all to do with rights or acts of violence.
For what it's worth, I'm not a member of the NRA nor a hunter nor a gun owner... I vote, but I'm registered Independent and don't care for either of the government approved political parties. I also believe non of the gun laws proposed as solutions are even possible for many reasons, and that if they were they wouldn't solve anything.
It all does make news, though, doesn't it? And if the instant and irrelevant reactions of the debate participants wasn't so totally consistent and predictable, it might be entertaining to watch. But it isn't.
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Paul Darr has lived in the Inland Empire region of California, Oregon, Colorado and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Paul is also an Army Veteran, who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. On the political spectrum Paul is a Libertarian that advocates fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. Paul is currently employed as a Computer Support Technician and is a father of one handsome boy. In his free time Paul enjoys reading, using and modifying open source software, gaming and several other geeky pursuits.