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The Brass Tacks of Gun Control

2nd Amend.

The Brass Tacks of Gun Control

In the wake of both the Navy Yard and Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, many Americans are again asking hard questions about gun control in America.

Generally, the conversation centers on the role of firearms in modern society. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Heller and McDonald decisions, whether or not a citizen has the right to own a firearm has been settled. As if there was any doubt the Bill of Rights meant what it so plainly says.

So here we are, once more discussing gun control. If the past be any guide, the issue is sure to get skewed. One side will spew talking points while the other side rebuts with their focus grouped logic. In the mêlée, usually the main point gets bypassed, glossed over and lost.

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