The Gary Baumgarten Report
Monday, April 28, 2014
TODAY'S TOPIC: DOES GUN CONTROL REALLY WORK?
Whenever there’s a mass shooting the call for increased gun control is renewed. The argument: Fewer guns in the hands of the wrong people will reduce this carnage in the United States.
The counterargument: When you control guns only outlaws will have them.
Obviously there is a problem in the United States with the proliferation of guns and the amount of gun violence. But can new laws really make a difference.
One only needs to look at Chicago for a case to illustrate when discussing this issue. A total of 40 people were shot, five fatally, this past weekend in Chicago:
The problem is so bad, that the feds are pledging to step in and help:
But Chicago has the some of the toughest gun laws on the books. You can’t even buy a gun – legally that is – in the Windy City:
There are those who argue that Chicago isn’t proof that gun laws don’t work:
But others argue that’s EXACTLY what it means:
Where do YOU stand on this debate? Join us at 5 PM New York time today on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network and let us know! Just
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