"Predictably, the killer used a semi-automatic handgun, a type of weapon the vast majority of civilians don’t need and which is far too easy to obtain in this country." nypost.com/2021/04/06/gun…
"The people who moo along with these talking points, which ultimately trace back to the $62 billion gun industry and profit-protecting astroturf lobbies, all seem to be under the impression that their claims are unanswerable."
“'Our Constitution explicitly protects gun ownership.' Sort of. What it protects is the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of membership in a well-regulated militia."
“'It’s impossible to draft targeted gun-control legislation' is yet another tired favorite of sophists who pretend that the law can’t distinguish between weapons of war designed to inflict terror with their very appearance and hunting rifles because of certain shared features."
"But the one [argument] I suspect most Second Amendment absolutists really want to make is familiar to all parents of toddlers: 'I don’t want you to take my toys away!'"

"To which the answer in many cases is: too bad."

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