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Rick Santorum: Owning Guns Makes for 'Healthy Society'

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Friday, 01 December 2017 01:22 PM

Rick Santorum says the concept of taking guns away from the rightful owners or constraining Americans from buying them is "absurd."

During a lecture about Second Amendment rights at George Washington University this week, the former senator and two-time presidential candidate told students:

"[There are] over 300 million guns. That's almost one gun for every person in America. The idea of having 300 million guns in this country and trying to do something in constraining that ownership or to take away the ability to have a gun is somewhat absurd."

Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, called gun possession a necessity for a "healthy society," citing personal protection and stopping government tyranny as two examples, GWHatchet.com reports.

Santorum said instead of controlling the rights of citizens to own guns, gun ownership, the nation should work towards stopping the use of them in a "malicious or violent way."

The police, "can't be here to protect everybody at every moment. You have to take the responsibility to protect yourself," he said.

"Are some people going to be irresponsible? Yes. It's unfortunate, it's horrible, but passing laws to restrict them has an impact of limiting others in their right and ability to defend themselves."

Santorum's address was sponsored by Young America's Foundation.

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