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Whose right to bear arms? Handgun bans

Friday, March 21, 2008

Gun laws are a matter of life and death, reckoned both groups of protesters outside the Supreme Court on March 18th. One side argued that sensible curbs on gun ownership save lives. The other side retorted that if you outlaw guns, only criminals will carry them. Plus the police, of course, but gun-lovers don't find that terribly reassuring. "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away," read one placard.

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