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I am shocked that there are no responses to this essay.

The gun lobby is happy for us to argue endlessly about “common sense” measures instead of an effective means.

We have spent decades fighting to reduce magazine capacity. Bullet numbers is a body count argument. Seven dead kids is better than ten dead kids.

Yet we have gained no real ground.

The assault weapon argument is equally flawed. There are countless traditional style sporting rifles in semi automatic configuration and chambered for cartridges ballistically identical to the AR15.

If we are to bang our heads against a wall let it be for a BIG issue.

I propose we repeal the second amendment. An armed citizenry serves no purpose in the age of nuclear ICBMs. We can’t shoot down missiles with a rifle.

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