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Sleepysage Donating Member (148 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-12-04 09:27 AM
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75. I say that to refute the strict constructionist view...
But as a practical matter, the right has successfully convinced people that "gun control" is code for "ban all guns," which is untrue. Sensible control and regulation of highly dangerous things is something that most people can agree, upon. If we give up on this, the gun lobby will work to eradicate all restrictions.

The better strategy is to recapture the terms and the frame of the debate, by convincing people that gun control is just like the regulation of other dangerous items like cars.
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