Seung-Hui Cho

Gun compromise: require training and background checks in exchange for national concealed carry permit

Gun compromise: require training and background checks in exchange for national concealed carry permit

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which took the lives of 17 students and educators, is among the worst this country has ever seen. It has mobilized young people throughout America, yet leaders of both political parties have once again retreated to their corners, largely unwilling to compromise.

New gun restrictions proposed by Democrats have mainly focused on restricting the types of weapons sold. While magazine-size restrictions and assault rifle bans may reduce casualties in the deadliest shootings, Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho was still able to kill 33 with two handguns. Restricting sales of AR-15 assault rifles would likely just cause shooters to use...

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