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Tag: charles schumer

Feb.
13th

GUNS: Proposal treats symptoms, not causes

I oppose the gun-control legislation and particularly the “universal background check” proposed by Sens. Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein that would criminalize private firearms transfers, among other things. Besides impairing private property rights and infringing on the Second Amendment, it boils down overall to a cynical scheme to treat symptoms, not causes.

Liberal policies the past 50 years have liberated the actual causes of mass shootings to roam the streets, all laden with “rights” but lacking the corresponding responsibilities. History from 1994 to 2004 tells us gun bans do not prevent mass shootings. Clearly, mental illness and criminality must be

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