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Because they don't know anything about the history of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or American history in general. Most conservatives think that the "Founding Fathers" wrote the Bill of Rights. Most of them think that "gun control" only appeared as a political issue within the last 40 or 50 years.
The first gun control laws were passed in the late 18th Century. Many more appeared in the first quarter of the 19th Century. The current interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, that it governed individual ownership of firearms, did not appear until after the Civil War. "Gun control" really became a national issue when cheap handguns proliferated, and gun-related violence became epidemic. Apparently, an historical understanding of the issue is not considered a priority here. Here's something else that author Hawkins doesn't understand. The evidence is conclusive that nutters who don't have guns can't shoot people.
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