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  •  Why do the police need them? (2+ / 0-)
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    Americantrueandblue, annieli

    There's no law (yet) that involves summary executions by the police.

    Police carry guns to defend themselves and others.

    Why not the same for civilians?

    The arguments against are that civilians don't have to seek out criminals all the time, so there's less need; that civilians aren't screened the way police officers are; and that they don't have the same training.

    You'd be pleasantly surprised how many gun owners would be happy with screening and training for people who carry in public.

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