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The right to bear arms is anti-democratic

Moral philosophy shows us that the right to bear arms is highly problematic

By Edward Docx  

. © Olivier Douliery/

When President Obama stood behind his familiar podium at the White House following the recent mass shooting at a college in Oregon, he made one of the most telling, angry and moving speeches he has ever given. The speech is worth watching for all kinds of reasons—not least because it is both oddly restorative in that it demonstrates that politics can still produce enlightened, humane and decent leaders and yet utterly disheartening in that it demonstrates that such leaders on this issue in America…

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