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No One Has Ever Taken Our Guns

A friend recently said her husband was in the process of passing along his collection of firearms to their grandchildren. She said she hopes the guns don’t get taken away, but confiscation remains a fear.

I suppose that’s because the threat of the government taking our guns is nearly as old as me.

Despite the fact that no one has ever taken our guns in this country, confiscation of firearms remains a right-wing talking point. As a result we have a populace armed with military-style weapons ready to defend their Second Amendment rights against an imagined threat.

And it’s not just firearms desi...


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