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Armed to immobilize 13 11, 12:47am

@madetoview Honestly, I don't want to remove all guns. Many people have very good and valid reasons for owning their guns. Hunting. Sports. Personal protection. Just because they like guns.

But municipalities and states must be able to regulate themselves according to the wishes of their electorates, and thus the amendment trumping these laws makes public safety really difficult.

For instance: why do police always assume a black man is armed and thus 'fear for their lives'? Well they know the amount of guns available. If those guns are not available, the excuse 'I feared for my life' holds far less weight. Nevermind that african Americans are LESS likely to own a firearm for this reason. For a black person, being stopped while armed can be a death sentence.