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In light of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, once again gun opponents are raising the question of the need for more gun control. But, states like Arizona and Nevada have some of the most lax gun laws in the union. Even the ACLU in Nevada has come out in support of a person's right to own a gun. Some believe that "a well armed populace is the best defense against tyranny." But, have we as a nation created a new tyranny by allowing people easy access to powerful weapons?