In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings, there will undoubtedly be a call for discussion of sorely needed comprehensive gun control in our country. It goes without saying that conservative supporters of gun rights will oppose any efforts to inject a little bit of sanity regarding gun control.
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Reasonable and practical regulations such as ballistic fingerprinting, outlawing automatic weapons and clips, or better yet, outlawing any weapon specifically designed for the sole purpose of killing another human being, will probably somehow be simply dismissed as a violation of our civil rights. And they will be correct in their arguments that these regulations will not prevent the crime from occurring in the first place, but neither does the Second Amendment right to own and bare arms.
So, as we begin the flood of letters to the editor on the subject, I'd just like to say to those kook-fringe gun nuts: You can't be pro-life and pro-gun. It's impossible.