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Sarah Palin On Gun Control Debate: Politicians Shouldn't Ask How 'To Limit The Freedom Of The People'

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) wrote an op-ed for National Review addressing guns in the wake of Monday's Washington Navy Yard shooting.

Palin said the gun control debate that typically follows a mass shooting only limits Americans' freedom.

"The first thing politicians ask after these tragedies is essentially: 'What can we do to limit the freedom of the people?'" Palin writes. "And that is the wrong question. The question we should be asking is: 'What can we do to nurture and support a people capable of living in freedom?'"

Palin also said Americans should promote a culture of "voluntary self-restraint" rather than passing new laws.

"A decent and moral society is guided by voluntary self-restraint," Palin writes. "The less moral we are, the more legalistic we become."

Thirteen people died in Monday's massacre, including the shooter, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis.

Click here to read Palin's op-ed.

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