Kevin Eagan

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Our Country Is Trading Children’s Lives for Guns, via Naked Capitalism

Gun owners, who have been conditioned to purchase weapons out of fear of not being able to buy more guns, tend to run out and buy more weapons in anticipation of coming restrictions. That in turn boosts gun profits and stock prices. It is a macabre cycle that appears to be fueled by Republican-led fear-based culture wars.

Unfortunately, gun violence is now the leading cause of death in the United States among children ages 1 to 19. This addiction has to stop. Why won’t it? What is wrong with us?

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