Doug Ross has a fine essay on the perils and the fallacy of gun control. I cite his closing, link:
[Hhistory has proven that the reverse is true: disarming a population is frequently the precursor to genocide. It occurred in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and Cambodia under the Maoist Pol Pot. Millions paid the ultimate price for giving up their firearms -- and their God-given right to protect themselves.
As usual, the idiots in the press -- as well as their Statist sycophants like Bloomberg and Jackson -- must ignore all of history. They must ignore facts, logic and reason to claim that they can ban evil and order society to suppress evildoers -- if only they can be granted total control over you and your God-given right to defend yourself.
A free citizenry can not survive, when citizens are barred from freely carry arms, but the government is not. Before I give heed to any calls for restrictions to my God given freedom I first want to see Mayor Bloomberg disarm the New York City Police Department and President Obama disarm the Secret Service.