A&E's Five Part series on Gun Control Part One (9-10pm EST)

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I thought the series has started off well. I think it was geared towards the general idea that our militias are not really what our founding fathers had in mind when James Madison wrote the Second Amendment. One person said that he did not think there was any real need to have any militia at this point in America.

I am a registered gun owner in Georgia and I strongly feel that we do need militias. Once you need one and you don't have one then it is already too late. I also believe that the gun control laws in place are sufficient. There was a short pice on Ruby Ridge as well. Very shocking that our government would go so far as to kill an innocent woman and child in the name of "justice". The Michigan Militia was also interviewed (well one commander anyway).

Anybody else watch the show and have thoughts or comments?

The second part will air tomorrow at 9pm EST and will focus on the NRA and their stance against gun control.

-- (AtlantaAS@aol.com), June 28, 1999


I read a review in a New York paper today about this series. For some reason, they seem to think it's trivializing the issue. Maybe it isn't a strong enough hit-piece against gun ownership. Does this mean the militia and pro-gun spokepeople make their point convincingly?


-- Wildweasel (vtmldm@epix.net), June 29, 1999.

I've yet to hear a single rational argument in favor of gun control, only plenty of emotional ones. And one plainly can't argue against emotion. Whatever passes for debate on this issue is a complete illusion. The gun control agenda can't even present the sham of a debate because it isn't logically possible. Simply read the debate surrounding the 2nd Amendment and it's plain even the existing laws are largely in violation of the 2nd Amendment.

Notice how all recent moves to further violate the 2nd Amendment are not carried out calmly, under the light of reason, but opportunistically, at the height of emotion.

Gun grabbers would see any reasoned analysis as useless to their goals. They don't want reasoned analysis, they can't gain ground on reasoned analysis. Reasoned analysis cannot lead to gun control, in any time, in any nation. Only emotion and tyrannical manipulation accompanied by our silent acquiescence will disarm us.

-- Nathan (nospam@all.com), June 29, 1999.

No single rational argument in favor of gun control? I am totally in favor of it because it helps me secure the safety of my family. Of course, I do DEFINE gun control as hitting what I aim at...

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), June 29, 1999.

there are plenty of good reasons for gun control.it keeps the people from getting upity.

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), June 30, 1999.

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