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The Irrelevance of the Second Amendment

Written By: Laurence M. Vance  |  Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

            The killing of six people on January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, and attempted assassination of a "public servant" and her staff members has brought forth a predictable response from the left and gun-control groups: We need stricter gun-control laws to prevent tragedies like the Tucson shooting.

            But calls for banning extended-capacity magazines, instituting gun-free zones, more thorough background checks, longer waiting periods for gun purchases, limits on gun purchases, stricter licensing of gun dealers, comprehensive databases of gun owners, repealing concealed-carry laws, gun registration and licensing, and outright gun bans will not prevent gun violence any more than drug-prohibition laws stop people from using drugs.

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