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In a move that deserves to be lauded, the California state assembly passed one of the nation’s strictest handgun safety laws, making it a misdemeanor to make or sell cheap “Saturday Night Special” handguns and requiring handguns to have safety devices. (It’s good to see that someone has finally heeded the warnings of Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Saturday night special/Got a barrel that’s blue and cold/Ain’t good for nothin’/But put a man six feet in a hole.”) Furthermore, Los Angeles County announced that it will not allow use of county property by a popular gun show that brings 100,000 visitors and $9 million to the county every year. Finally, some sanity in a society that has been ravaged by the effects of shootings in Los Angeles, Columbine, and other locations. Credit is due to Gov. Gray Davis, who has also restricted gun purchases and assault weapons. The National Rifle Association will disagree with singing Davis’ praises, but one can find many arguments to refute the their position. The NRA argues that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” They would love you to believe that the only people who use guns are backwoods-types shooting deer. That plainly isn’t true. Guns may not kill people, but they change people – the people carrying them. All too often into killers.

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