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Is gun control the answer?

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In light of the most recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, I'm wondering what y'all think about gun control or gun reform or whatever they're calling it these days. Personally, I think we'll still have problems even if they get all that legislation passed. We've already got a lot of guns being sold on the black market and I don't see why those sales wouldn't just ramp up. The only reason it would become harder for people to acquire guns is that they would be more expensive.

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It sounds like you're talking about the people who want to seriously restrict the kinds of guns citizens can own and I agree that whittling it down to basic handguns and hunting rifles may not be the answer. Something does need to be done, though, because this is getting ridiculous. I think the answer lies in both sides working together and a real solution would come down to a whole basket of changes involving gun reform and improvement in the mental health community among other things.

 

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