From Charles C.W. Cooke a the National Review:
“There are at least two hundred million privately owned guns in America, and Connecticut regulates access to them more strictly than most. To believe that yesterdays crime could have been prevented, you have to presume either that a man willing to go to such grievous lengths could have been deterred from doing so by stronger laws, or that those stronger laws could rid America of privately available guns completely thus making the killers task an impossible one. I believe neither thing. To pass a law is not to achieve its aims, and one suspects that any attempt at gun control in America which outlaws and the deranged will naturally ignore would be destined to be filed next to Prohibition and the War on Drugs in the annals of mans folly.”
Ezra Klein has observed, of the 12 deadliest shootings in U.S. history, six have taken place since 2007. This is a separate problem. What is causing this is not yet known and probably under-investigated, but it is certainly not guns.
The American republic stood for almost two hundred years before the first school shooting occurred. Something is awry, to be sure; to blame guns is a mistake.
gun free zones are to massacres as trailer parks are to tornados
Ummmm, let me think. Would a criminal give a crap about a law? A gun free zone would encourage a murderous nut!
A ‘gun free or drug free’ zone sign works ONLY with the people that obey laws etc.
Those signs are along the scope of ‘certain people’ saying
“Why were the deer crossing the highway there? The designated area for them to cross is half a mile up the road, where the signs are”.
All that gun control liberals have done is to attempt to disarm law abiding citizens while making it “safer” for non-law abiding citizens to rob and kill law abiding citizens.
The main brain defect in liberals is that they think criminals obey laws.
It’s kind of like their own upbringing as children where their liberal parents shouted over and over again “IF YOU DO THAT AGAIN I’M GOING TO SPANK YOU” but never did.
Today’s liberal (unlike ma and pa of old) think the solution to a child disregarding direction is to simply put the article in question high enough on the shelf so they can’t get to it...never mind that they have been directed not to touch....for that phrase is never used in today’s society.
In comes the attempt to “put the object out of reach rather than to punish the offender” A perfect example of that is to put guns out of reach of everyone with the expectation that we will now live in Utopia with unicorns and with happiness ever after.
Geez. Why don’t you just make those GUN FREE ZONE signs bigger and in several languages?
I’m guessing except for the killer’s guns, the school was gun-free and was gun-free on a daily basis.