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Even Rupert Murdoch Gets It

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Murdoch’s slimy New York Post published an astonishing editorial today. You know: one of those you have to check your calendar to make sure it’s not April Fools Day.

Adam Lanza’s weapons
Last Updated: 12:28 AM, December 18, 2012
Posted: December 18, 2012

Has technology rendered the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution obsolete?

That is, has the application of modern military design to civilian firearms produced a class of weapons too dangerous to be in general circulation?

We say: Yes.

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But that won’t negate the need for reform. Weapons designed expressly to kill human beings, and then modified (wink wink) to meet the federal machine-gun ban, have no legitimate place in American society.

Time to get rid of them.

Turns out it’s not the first of April. Now, while I am not so credulous as to believe that Murdoch has suddenly developed a soul or a conscience, he DOES have a track record of understanding which way the wind is blowing. Continue reading

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