spe·cious /ˈspēSHəs/ Adjective
Superficially plausible, but actually wrong: "a specious argument". Misleading in appearance, esp. misleadingly attractive: "a specious appearance of novelty".
Ok, I admit, the term "Specious gun control" is kind of redundant. Since almost all gun control is specious. It has been proven time and time again that more guns in the hands of good guys = less crime.
Let's take a quiz:
Politicians pass gun control legislation...
- To appease the emotional response of the uninformed, scared, and unarmed public.
- To make it look like they are doing something to "fix" an issue when they are not.
- To disarm the populace and reduce the threat of uprising against themselves.
- Because they think that they know what is best for you, and you don't.
- Because they think that only the army, police, and armed security guards (like the ones at their homes and offices) should have guns and the rest of us should be defenseless.
- All of the above.