Sunday, December 16, 2012

Knee-Jerk Calls for More Gun Laws

In the face of horrors like the massacre in Connecticut, some people comfort themselves with bad arguments for more restrictions on gun ownership. Charles Cooke knows better.
The mind of a man so ill or depraved that he is capable of an atrocity such as we saw at Newtown is not one that can be constrained by law. Nobody refrains from shooting up a school because it is illegal.
Given the reported facts of this case, it is hard to imagine any new gun law that would have actually prevented Adam Lanza from committing this crime. He stole guns that were legally obtained and owned by his mother. He killed her and then he went on to kill 26 others. Any law that would have prevented this particular crime would have to make the private ownership of handguns completely illegal. If such a law were passed it would turn immediately turn millions of law-abiding gun owners into criminals. It would unconstitutionally impinge on every individual's right to protect himself and his family. It would leave guns only in the hands of criminals and the state. Such a law is a non-starter politically and constitutionality. This argument for outlawing handguns has been made and it has been lost. And it will lose again.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there were common sense regulations, perhaps fewer people would have been killed. Who needs an assault rifle ? Feckless, bought off politicians won't do the rational thing and make these types of weapons

December 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

It is easy for people to impose on others liberty's. Because they don't have a semi automatic rifle, no one else should have one.

Many of these people just want what has become the most popular and BEST selling rifle.

Please explain to me what is your idea of an assault weapon?? Is it because it is black? Is it because it looks like a military weapon? (It isn't)

What is an assault weapon??? Someone knowledgeable on guns please define it for me??

December 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those AK-47s and Glocks are scary.

December 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

You did me proud on the video show last night. (Not that you care) You had good facts and truths.
I was worried that Phil would have no one on the show repping the pro gun side, but you did a nice job. I particularly liked how you explained what a Bushmaster was, and I noticed how Phil didn't expand on your simple answer. (It is also the top seller for the last 3 to 4 years)

Anyway, I wrote an e mail to Phil telling him how nervous I was before I knew you were going to be there and how well I thought you did representing our side. Next time I will be with you on the panel.

Anyway, great job, next time I see you, beer tab is on me.

December 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM 

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