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By having a widely armed citizenry, we create a situation in which gun violence becomes a common occurrence, not the rarity it ought to be and is everywhere else in the civilized world. That this happened amid a general decline in violence throughout the Western world only serves to make the crisis more acute; America’s gun-violence problem remains the great and terrible outlier.

Via The Horrific, Predictable Result of a Widely Armed Citizenry by Adam Gopnik published July 8, 2016 by The New Yorker.

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