Discuss: If ‘No One Wants to Take Our Guns,’ Stop Saying the Opposite

If ‘No One Wants to Take Our Guns,’ Stop Saying the Opposite

Almost immediately after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting came the calls for “common sense” gun control. The quest almost always begins with a reassurance that “no one wants to take away your guns.” Not everyone read the memo. Nelson Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., the organization that became the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in a 1976 interview could not have been more clear about his group's goals: “Our ultimate goal -- total control of handguns in the United States -- is...

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