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Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

Denying my right to purchase a gun because it has scary aesthetics certainly does have "significant impact" on my Constitutional rights. What part of "Shall not be infringed" escapes your comprehension? It doesn't say, "shall not be 'significantly' infringed." It does not say, "may be infringed a little bit."

The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violence—one of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years.

How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms...