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Let's imagine -- and this is a hypothetical that treads on fantastical ground -- that due to this tragedy, the US quickly passes a new Constitutional amendment banning guns.

There are millions of guns that are already in circulation. Anyone who wants to flout the new law will have plenty of warning and opportunity to start stockpiling them.

Gun control might work, if guns had just been invented and were only in the hands of a few governments and manufacturers. Or if we were some European/Asian country that's had a tight grip on weapons for a long time.

There isn't an instant solution so just do nothing?

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