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The Balm of Gun Control

The title of this entry is the title of an opinion piece in the Washington Post.  The piece expresses many of my reservations about gun control.  It's not that I'm a priori opposed to some kinds of gun control, nor do I think that all forms of it are inconsistent with the Second Amendment (as Heller made quite clear in dictum). It's that gun control won't solve the real problem, which is controlling unstable and/or malevolent people.

If we control criminals, or those with crime imminently on their minds, we won't have to worry about controlling guns.  If we don't, the amount of good gun control will do is sparse.

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