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Americans Are Buying Guns in Record Numbers. The Washington Post Isn't Pleased.

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07/28/2020Ryan McMaken

Americans have been buying lots of guns out of fear of crime and unrest this year. This suggests that the crime-guns causality is the opposite of what gun controllers say. Rather than saying "guns cause crime," we should be saying "crime causes guns."

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Original Article: "Americans Are Buying Guns in Record Numbers. The Washington Post Isn't Pleased.​"

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