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Gun Rights and Gun Control Not Mutually Exclusive - Agree Or Disagree?

Posted on the 24 March 2015 by Mikeb302000
AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
On March 19 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a rally at the Iowa statehouse to oppose GOP efforts to repeal the current requirement that Iowans obtain a permit before purchasing a handgun.
Republican House members rightly view this permit-to-purchase requirement as an infringement on gun rights. And instead of offering a counter point, Moms Demand Action’s Ellyn Grimm said people need to understand that gun control and the 2nd Amendment are “not mutually exclusive.”
The Des Moines Register reports Grimm’s exact words: “We can protect the Second Amendment and have common sense solutions to reduce gun violence. Those are not mutually exclusive ideas, and I’m tired of our legislature and society treating it like it is.”

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