Comment: A few good points among mostly bad ones:

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A few good points among mostly bad ones:

He still believes that the Second Amendment was put in place to secure the hegemony of the US Government against the British Government.

the men who wrote the constitution just wanted to make sure a militia could be quickly called up from amongst the farmers and merchants should the Brits decide to return and wreak some havoc.

Apparently he's unfamiliar with what makes the American Revolution particularly revolutionary. An armed citizenry, along with checks and balances, nullification, state governments with greater power than the federal government - all of these help guarantee the liberty of individuals and a free society against tyranny. He's being intellectually dishonest if he believes that all these measures to limit the power of government were intended otherwise.

He still compares violence involving guns in the US to violence involving guns in places where there are fewer guns available per capita (among other statistical blunders). If one looks at violent crime (whether with guns, knives, rocks, fists etc.) to violent crime, the US looks like most other countries.

He even notes the fallacy when he raises the following point:

There are plenty of guns in Canada (mostly hunting rifles) – and yet the annual gun murder count in Canada is around 200 deaths. In fact, because of its proximity, Canada's culture is very similar to ours – the kids play the same violent video games, watch the same movies and TV shows, and yet they don't grow up wanting to kill each other. Switzerland has the third-highest number of guns per capita on earth, but still a low murder rate.

So – why us?

The Swiss have a culture where guns are naturally part of life. From marksmanship to military service and from shooting festivals to craftsmanship. There was a time when Americans largely held a similar mindset and I'll bet our firearms violence statistics were also better.

And if we had strong gun laws that prohibited automatic and semi-automatic weapons and banned the sale of large magazines that can hold a gazillion bullets, well, then shooters like the man in Aurora would not be able to shoot so many people in just a few minutes.

People could easily buy fully automatic weapons until 1986. High capacity pistols have been around since 1935 and yet these mass killings were less common then than they are now. He also commits the fallacy that you can legislate away criminal behavior. I can get marijuana in an hour if I wanted to yet he believes that a ban on "high capacity" magazines would be effective.

Sorry Moore, it's not about the guns and never has been.