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Given Chicago's unconstitutional gun ban, I presume these are stabbings, stranglings, poisonings, bludgeonings, and other manner of killings. Yikes!!!
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel rises every morning at 5:30 a.m. His first call is to Superintendent of Police Garry McCarthy to find out the number of murders and
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+Charles Schultz: What are "sensible regulations" to you are, to those of us who have been trying to keep the camel's nose out of the tent for decades, nothing more than ways to get us to accept being disarmed.

Let's take one: You probably think that there's no valid reason for a civilian to own an AR-15, right? Since that's functionally identical to many hunting rifles that you, presumably, don't think are a problem, what rational basis do you have for that feeling? Or is it just that ugly guns scare you?
 
+Charles Schultz: Unfortunately, they're also useful to criminals. Since no law will take the gun out of the criminal's hands - by definition, criminals don't care about obeying laws - then good citizens must also have them to even the odds.

You want to stuff the genie back int he bottle. Genies are notoriously resistant to such treatment.
 
+Charles Schultz : He was scared away by the "no guns allowed" sign. Of course, that didn't stop the killer, did it?
 
+Charles Schultz: No.

Not only that, but that you ask the question shows you want to wish the genie back int he bottle. How, exactly, do you propose to get him there? Hint: Laws demonstrably don't work. We've got thousands of them on the books. All laws would do is disarm law-abiding citizens while doing nothing at all about criminals.
 
+Charles Schultz: If you want to surrender your essential freedom to protect yourself, placing your life in the hands of others, the be my guest. I'll stay here in the US, and in a state where the Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is recognized and honored.
 
+Charles Schultz: /me shrugs.

Yes, and? Here's a hint: guns aren't the problem. People are the problem. Of course, they don't lend themselves to sound-bite solutions like gun grabbers want them to...
 
+Charles Schultz, I've visited some gun-friendly European countries. They tend to be very safe places -- with good reason. ;) I couldn't believe San Marino had an armory on almost every street corner selling guns, switchblades, brass knuckles, nun-chucks and everything else under the sun. One of these armories was right next to the Hello Kitty store. Lol!
 
I particularly like the system in Switzerland. They don't have a standing army, instead opting for a peoples Militia to defend their country. Every able-bodied man between the ages of 20 and 30 is issued an automatic, military rifle (when I was there, they were given SIG 550s--not sure what they use now). After age 30 or so, their service ends and they are allowed to keep their personal weapon and other selected items of equipment if they so choose. The rifle is sent to the weapons factory where the fully automatic function is removed and then returned to its owner. The rifle is then a standard, civilian rifle of the type owned by U.S. civilians. God Bless Switzerland! :)
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