Remember the GCA '68?
Incrementalism at work.
40+ years later we think it's normal to petition the .gov for permission to buy a firearm.
P.S. Also note it's effectiveness at deterring crime and violence.
"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - John Wayne
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