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Restricting rights won’t solve safety issues If a man shouts “fire” in a crowded theater, is the correct response to take away the freedom of speech of all people to make sure nobody shouts it again? If religion zealotry drives a person to do something violent, is the correct response to ban certain religions and require people to register what faith they belong to with the state? If a person votes for a lousy candidate, ...

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April 24, 2013
9:38 p.m.

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What if anyone who wanted to could buy a car and drive it around. And then these clueless drivers started causing a all kinds of accidents killing and maiming innocent people. Would we take those cars away so no one could drive?

No, we'd regulate their use, and we'd keep records of drivers' incidents and require people to carry insurance to cover the damage they might cause, in spite of the training (albeit spare) they received.

That's what we did and we've likely got safer roads for it, and the same should go for guns.
It's that simple and it is constitutional.