Monday, October 12, 2015
The citizen disarmament debate: Law and common sense versus horse dung and magical thinking.
"Gun control’s core is the belief that laws that have never reduced violence will do so if enacted by a government that has exacerbated every problem it has attempted to ban away. It’s already illegal to murder and to be a prohibited person with a gun. What would an additional law do? The debate mistakenly — or deceptively — focuses on a tool, when the issue is about a person choosing to commit violence. But that issue cannot be solved with a wave of a legislature’s wand (or an executive’s pen), and issues illustrating government impotence are rarely tolerated."