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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Morning Examiner: Why Obama will lose on guns |

Since the current gun control proposals would do nothing to stop mass shootings, even if Obama’s gun control bill became law, more are bound to happen. And the deaths in those events will be no more or less tragic than the deaths at Columbine, Aurora, or Sandy Hook. The emotional appeal for “more” gun control will be the exact same. Anti-gun activists would just use those future tragedies to justify further gun restrictions.  The logic of doing “just one thing” so a father does not have “to bury his child” simply has no end.

Until anti-gun activists come up with a stronger nexus between the events they choose to exploit and their policy proposals, gun-rights activists have no reason cave in now.


H/t JC. --ts

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Folks don't get the idea that we want accidents to happen, children to be killed, because the cost to society of avoiding all accidents, pain, illness and the death of children would be far too high to bear. The world doesn't revolve around children, after all, especially if they have to look forward to growing up in a world deprived of rights by the TSA and others.

Posted by: Jimbino | Apr 10, 2013 1:13:32 PM