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Right-to-life advocates should embrace gun restrictions

Hundreds of high school and middle school students gather in front of the White House in support of gun control in the wake of the Florida shooting, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
Hundreds of high school and middle school students gather in front of the White House in support of gun control in the wake of the Florida shooting, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. TNS

The Second Amendment to the Constitution qualifies the right to gun ownership in the opening phrase, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State.”

That’s why we have the National Guard, and most small towns and big cities have National Guard armories. Nowhere is it implied that every Tom, Dick and Harry can have any and every kind of firearm that may be developed.

Our current political division gives us, on the one hand, those who oppose abortion touting the right-to-life for fetuses. Yet many of the same people are also opposed to reasonable gun regulations that could provide some safeguards against the mass murders of real living people in our schools, churches and streets.

The tolling of hypocrisy rings loud across our land.

Christine Mulholland, San Luis Obispo

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