Originally Posted by etisll40
The killings aren't going to stop with gun control, they will only increase. It wasn't until Hitler exercised gun control that murder became okay, as long as someone in power said so. Which lead to the holocaust. It will happen here too if gun control persist, it's just not the way to impact senseless crime. In Switzerland that don't have this problem because they recognize how important it is to defend self, family and rights! Gun control is the first step toward Totalitarianism. Get the right mad person at the TOP and that person will dictate the law as they see it (Fascism begins) and many American people will eventually be mass murdered... It happened in Cambodia too. Remember Pol Pot? I can list many more throughout past history right up until this past decade. Think about it. It's what political minds in this country are moving toward. We don't need a repeat of World War II.
Of course you are right on all counts. Problem is, politicians don't listen (as evidenced by the mounting opposition to gun control 'of some sort' as proclaimed by Obama by mid January 2013.
Again, I strongly suspect that 'control' will be in the form of a reinstatement of the Clinton assault rifle ban, this time however, I suspect even more restrictive. Owners of existing 'assault type rifles, will, of course be allowed to keep them (for now at least) but no more will be sold. I also expect to see larger magazines (over 5 rounds) to be removed from th marketplace entirely.
It's public sentiment, wrong or right. Keep in mind that lawful possession of a firearm is still a minority in this country.
A lot of the blame, if you will, lies with the firearm manufacturers themselves. Just look at public advertising for AR type firearms. It's not hard to read an ad, most any ad, and envision a para-military situation where the owner is a wannabe shooter.....
You don't see that sort of thing with long range bolt guns nor do you see it with revolvers or even semi-auto pistols. Only with AR platforms and the public, the politicians and your neighbors read those ads. Think about it.
I'd say creative advertising by the dealers and manufacturers went a long way to shooting themselves in the foot.....
It's coming. I'm not happy about it because I feel it infringes on my Second and First Amendment rights but majority still rules in this country.... I think at least.