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    Firearms laws aren't an either/or issue, no matter which axis you want to choose.  Firearms law / public safety have hundreds of confounding variables
    That they do.  It is also what makes having a one size fits all federal standard difficult to impossible, and perhaps why achieving consensus on it is so difficult.

    I read a discussion once using NYC as an example.  Part of the justification for the restrictions on carry was the urban density.  Federal laws and restrictions designed around that location aren't necessarily justifiable elsewhere.  There are also differences in culture and beliefs across various regions of the country.   We should account for these things.

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