More Guns. Not Less.

The problem with the gun control hot take in the United States is that we live in a different place from the rest of the world.

When Australia bought up all the guns, they did not have a second amendment to contend with. Britain and Canada are different as well.

We live in a country with a second amendment right to private gun ownership where there are 320 million people and 320 million guns in private ownership.

So it seems that we should abandon talk about restricting guns, confiscating guns, and the like. Instead, we should think differently. Require, as part of public education, gun safety classes in our schools. Teach kids to use them safely. And, likewise, take seriously the issue of mental health that increasingly finds young men picking up guns to act out.

Gun control has no easy solution in the United States not because of the NRA because guns are so much a part of culture and because there is no one piece of legislation that could solve the various problems.

But teaching all our kids how to use guns safely and actually ensuring a well armed legal citizenry could go a long way toward finding different solutions that would work here where we have a second amendment and as many guns as we have people.

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