The  difference between automobiles, tobacco and firearms is simple.   The former two are dangerous even when used legally, and the case of automobile even when used safely.  Whereas, with firearms there is virtually no danger, to either the user or innocent parties, when a firearm is used legally and safely.

The problems with firearms are almost entirely the result of illegal or unsafe use.   So quit trying to further restrict the rights of law abiding and safety conscious citizens to curtail the crimes of those not inclined to obey laws in the first place.

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