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The gun lobby can't have its cake and eat it too

The gun lobby can't have its cake and eat it too

There’s an awkward misfire in the illogic of weapons worshipers. They regurgitate the old bromide that “guns don’t kill people, people do.” But they block attempts to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

We saw that in Congress on Monday as Republican tools of the gun lobby rejected Democratic bills aimed at preventing bad guys from purchasing firearms.

Of course, Democrats -- eager for election ammunition -- also rejected the GOP’s very weak counter-offers, apparently not even trying to compromise. Such is the dysfunction of our polarized Congress.

Regardless of the “people kill” banality, guns in the hands of bad...

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