It has been the principle of individual freedom that the US is most well known around the world. The right to bear arms is the greatest evidence of freedom. Unfortunately, our society doesn't seem to value individual liberty anymore. Everyone is trying to subvert someone else, without realizing the cost of their own freedom. We have completely lost touch with the principles of John Locke and William Penn. The problem isn't guns, it's a small minority of gun owners. Tougher gun laws (including a ban) will have very little effect on the psychological make-up or capability of people like Timothy McVeigh or James Holmes, at the cost of American liberty. Drug and alcohol bans did little to prevent widespread use by those with disregard for law. Our government will not ever make us safer, but good parents can.
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