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Krauthammer’s Take: Honest Debate Would Involve Discussion of ‘Repealing 2nd Amendment’

Charles Krauthammer took on Vice President Biden’s gun-control task force on tonight’s edition of Special Report, arguing that all gun-control measures short of repealing the 2nd Amendment are “placebos.” “These measures will have zero effect on the massacres we saw in Aurora or Tucson or Newton, but people will have the feeling they have done something.”

Real gun control, he suggests, would involve confiscating every gun in the country. “If we had an honest debate, the gun-control advocates would say ‘repeal the 2nd Amendment,’ and we’d have a debate on that, but we can’t have an honest debate because you get nowhere in arguing to repeal the 2nd Amendment, so we have arguments about placebos.”


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