Just admit it already. 

Via the LA Times: 

The Times Editorial Board tells us it’s obvious that easy access to guns results in more suicides and homicides, and there are 36,000 firearm deaths each year nationally.

If we want to reduce that number, we have to make firearms less accessible. But look at the size of the problem: In our state alone, more than one-quarter of households own firearms. That’s a lot of guns already in circulation.

How do you reduce the number of guns that people already possess? With a buy-back program? But if you pay someone, say, $250 for an old revolver, what’s to prevent that person from putting the money toward a new semiautomatic handgun?

The only way of making the millions of guns already in the possession of millions of Americans less accessible is with the “C” word: confiscation.

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