Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just One More Law

A gun law! Why didn’t we think of it before?

It’s been said countless times before, but it seems to bear constant repeating since it seems never to sink into the minds of those who think that laws can solve everything: criminals, by definition, don’t obey the law, no matter what it says about carrying guns to public events, while disarming the law-abiding public can only embolden them. If government can’t manage with the sensible laws it already has against letting volatile individuals own guns, it seems pointless to give it less sensible ones to enforce. After all, if the answer to stopping a lunatic assassin like Jared Lee Loughner were as easy as that, the U.S. could simply outlaw murdering people. Except it already has. That hasn’t worked, either.

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