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We Can Regulate Guns at the Local Level, Too

December 10, 2015

The New York Times

December 10, 2015

by Joseph Blocher

On Monday, the day after President Obama gave an Oval Office address endorsing restrictions on assault weapons, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued that such “categorical bans on firearms that millions of Americans commonly own for lawful purposes” are unconstitutional.

But the case that drew Justice Thomas’s objection actually suggests a way forward in the broader debate about gun rights and regulation: enhanced local control.

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