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Old 05-10-2019, 09:50 AM
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[QUOTE=QuickSilver;21634944]At a minimum, other civilized societies don't glorify gun ownership, don't put it on equal footing with other personal rights and freedoms, and don't canonize it as an inviolate part of their civil/constitutional law./QUOTE]

This. Guns in the United States are a constitutional good thing. They're on par with freedom of speech, freedom of religion, due process and equality.

No other country elevates gun ownership as a prized constitutional value in the same way.

That constitutional value inevitably influences the political and public discussion in the US in a way that is not found in other countries.
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