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Francis Wilkinson

George Zimmerman Has a Bad Temper and Five Guns

George Zimmerman is an unstable and violent man. Does he deserve to have a gun?

The literally fatal flaw in maximal gun logic, and the reason it will eventually succumb to more socially responsible policy, is the inability of the extreme gun-rights movement to draw distinctions.

There are gun owners who follow best practices both for handling guns and securing them. They respect the lethal power in their possession and its tragic potential, and they take precautions to safeguard others as they protect themselves.