Gun Control -- thinking small
An op-ed in WashPo, by a supporter of gun control, raises the point I've made earlier: "But what troubles me most is that the gun control lobby is pouring its resources into battles that probably won't save many lives -- and we're losing even those. ..." The author (who favors handgun prohibition) points out that waiting periods, suits against gun manufacturers, etc. are (even if you assume gun control works) not going to change things measurably.
Wow. Lots of misinformation in that column, but the best is that she calls for a national handgun ban, all the while ignorant of the fact that the Brady Campaign's "end game" is obviously such a ban, despite their propaganda to the contrary.
Posted by: Dr. Zaius at December 27, 2005 07:00 AM
"Lots of misinformation in that column"
Indeed. "Handguns aren't safe enough"???? It would seem the gun-grabbers have yet to disabuse themselves of the notion that a gun kills people all by itself. I would like to think most people know that misinformation is the gun prohibitionists' stock in trade, though I may be a bit too optimistic there...
Posted by: Rugerman77 at December 27, 2005 09:32 AM
So we still don't know anything about the circumstances of this event. crime or justifiable homicide? This sounds like the same twisted liberal thinking that wanted to award our recently executed murderer the Nobel prize for writing children's books and "reforming" his sorry self. My heart goes out to someone that loses a loved one. No mention was made of law enforcement's involvement. Perhaps the victims were perpretrating a crime?
Posted by: Kurt at December 27, 2005 06:44 PM