Jews and guns: A Jewish take on gun control

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 15 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: While Christians have been debating whether gun control is a religious issue or not, here is one viewpoint from a prominent Jewish media figure.

It is a given among liberal and progressive Jews that gun ownership among the general population is a bad thing. The ideal is near-universal disarmament with only a handful of individual exceptions and, of course, the police.

The majority of Americans have the opposite view. They believe that gun ownership is a fundamental American right, and that the more law-abiding Americans who own guns, the safer the society. This view is so widely held even among many Democrats that few Democratic politicians take anti-gun positions.

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