As they always do, liberals are trying to use another shooting tragedy--the recent horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT--to justify disarming law-abiding citizens because of the actions of a very, very tiny minority of sick, immoral people. Their arguments are based on emotion and demagoguery, not fact and reason. Gun control has never, ever, ever succeeded in keeping guns away from criminals; rather, it merely disarms law-abiding citizens. Mexico has draconian gun laws, including a ban on assault rifles. I trust everyone is aware that Mexican criminals have no trouble obtaining assault rifles, machine guns, etc., etc. The Soviet Union, with one of the most massive police states in history, could not keep Russian criminal gangs from getting guns (I'm assuming everyone's aware of this well-known fact--remember the repeated shoot-outs between the Russian mafia and Soviet police and army troops, and the numerous Russians who were shot by Russian criminals?). And since England banned virtually all guns in 1997, gun violence in the UK has gone up, not down. The recent shooting at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Oregon ended with only two deaths. How did it happen that the guy only managed to kill two people in a crowded mall? He cut short his shooting spree and then shot himself when he saw a mall customer aim a gun at him. Thank goodness that customer was carrying a firearm or else that lunatic would have killed many more people. There are many other examples of armed citizens who have thwarted would-be robbers and killers, contrary to the ridiculous Mother Jones article that claimed armed citizens have never stopped or prevented a large-scale shooting. The founding fathers were as clear as language can be that the ultimate purpose of the 2nd Amendment was to give the people the means to resist government tyranny if the government ever tried to oppress them. They said another vital reason for the 2nd Amendment was self-defense (and each year there are dozens of cases where people use guns to prevent criminals from robbing or harming them). Senate Committee Report on the 2nd Amendment Second Amendment Foundation Online Liberals don't seem too interested in the fact that the Sandy Hook shooter spent many hours a day playing very violent video games. Gosh, could spending hours and hours killing people in very realistic video games have anything to do with that same person killing people in real life?