The outlaw of guns would not stop people from acquiring them any more than drug laws stop people from easily getting any and all forms of narcotics. Making guns illegal will do little to stop illegal gun ownership. Yet it's also true that allowing people to more easily and lawfully carry weapons can stop atrocities. It is probably no coincidence that mass shooting regularly happen in "gun free zones" like schools, colleges, and in public places like a movie in Aurora, Colorado. John Fund noted that the chosen theater in the 2012 shooting was the only one of seven nearby (and not the closest to here the shooter lived) that banned concealed weapons.
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