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A Year after Newtown

America's Contradictions on Gun Rights

The initial outrage in the United States after a gunman killed 20 children in a school has faded. Indeed, many states have loosened and not tightened laws on gun control. In the meanwhile children have to go through "lockdown" drills in school to learn how to face possible violent events. Since the matter of gun rights is so related in the US to the concepts of individual liberty and the doctrine of self-suffi ciency, it is time perhaps that the latter concepts themselves were re-examined.



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