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Congress should show courage on high-capacity clips

 

September 17, 2019

Bob Brown

The president has frequently repeated the NRA talking point that more extensive background checks on gun sales would not have prevented the recent rash of mass murders. Maybe so. It's hard to accurately see what lurks in a murderer's mind.

The NRA, and therefore Trump, are skeptical about "red flag" laws, arguing that such laws are based on supposition and hearsay, and could result in the government wrongfully confiscating someone's property. Probably true.

Both Trump and the NRA are fond of repeating the old talking point that guns don't kill people, only people do. There is a deadly dif...



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