How much control is TOO much control?

Steve Perotti, TSV Staff Writer

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How much control is TOO much control?

On Sep.13,2013, California legislature passed various new laws including, but not limited to, a ban on all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines along with banning all magazines that can hold more then 10 bullets. The new laws would also require extensive registration and documentation for any and all guns owned by California residents.

We now have the distinction of being the state with the tightest gun restrictions in the country. Don’t you feel safer now? Will this help you sleep at night? I’m sure that’s exactly what these state senators were thinking when they were drafting these new laws.

Does anyone really believe, and I mean really believe, that illegalizing the selling of semi-automatic rifles is going to stop the wrong kind of people from getting to them? Does prohibition ring any bells?

The sale, production and transportation of alcohol becomes illegal between 1919 and 1933. Does that mean, as a nation, everyone was completely and utterly sober for 14 years? All prohibition did was make men like Al Capone more powerful and made him even more money.

If someone really wants to get their hands on a semi-automatic rifle with a magazine that will hold more then 10 bullets, don’t you think they’re to going to find someone who doesn’t mind breaking the law and buy one regardless? These law makers have just made it easier for criminals to make more money.

“Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” A cliched quote, but a very honest one. The sort of people who believe stricter gun control is the answer are the sort of people who have been crying out that pit bulls are the most violent animals ever and should be put down. There’s no such thing as a bad gun. A gun is a machine. The conscience of the person holding the gun is what’s in question. Good people aren’t going to buy these guns illegally, but the bad ones will. Now how safe do you feel? Makes you think, huh?