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United States

18 April 2007

Age (Melbourne), Editorial

The members of the National Rifle Association did not pull the trigger. Nor did the members of the Gun Owners of America. The authors of the United States constitution's Second Amendment (ratified 1791), enshrining "the right of the people to keep and bear arms", did not pull the trigger. It was just a lone gunman with a deadly arsenal who committed the worst shooting massacre in US history. It was he who made the guns come alive. Beyond the immediate grief, the... (

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