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Argument: Effective gun control is infeasible

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  • James B. Jacobs contends in his book, "Can Gun Control Work?" (2004) - a comprehensive study of the implementation mechanics of various gun-control measures - that further efforts to extend gun control, through such measures as comprehensive licensing of all gun owners and registration of all guns, would pose massive and likely infeasible administrative burdens.
  • Liquor and marijuana prohibition are examples against any effort to ban or restrict guns: Some argue that the failures of prohibition efforts related to liquor and marijuana indicates the extent to which enforceability of certain laws is difficult.
  • It is also argued that millions of people would feel "alienated by what they deem a tyrannical law, and that those who believe they can get away with it will disobey the law."[1]

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