Where we are different, we have a 200 year history and culture of gun ownership. And we have a Second Amendment, and we have a system that believes the rights -- the Second Amendment in other words -- predate the republic.
And the point of having a government, as in the Declaration, is to secure the rights. In Britain, you have no such right; the government will control gun ownership. So unless you are willing to confiscate -- which would be unconstitutional and would cause insurrection in the country -- as Australia did, these things will not have an effect, except at the margins. And that's the tragedy here.
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