"Zero Powers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote,
> People (usually women) always argue for the *woman's* right to choose,
> because she does all the work of pregnancy and labor. My response is "So
> what?" The hardest and longest part of having a child is rearing once it
> gets here, and in this the man has every bit as much responsibility as the
> woman. Yes, I know that not every man lives up to this responsibility. But
> that's beside the point. Even if all men are not as actively involved in
> their kids lives as mothers are, they usually foot most of the bill
> Yet, nobody ever talks about the *man's* right to choose.
Actually, some people do talk about men's right to choose.
If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have
no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of criminal acts reduced by
such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying --
that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the
1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, the
attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 -- establishes the
repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime.
-- Senator Orrin Hatch, in a 1982 Senate Report
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