With Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a crisis go to waste” in mind, my justifiable concern is that Progressives don’t merely seek “gun control”. They seek “people control”--which is precisely why their brash gun control arguments are so often twisted, disingenuous, illogical, grossly ineffective, and dangerously farcical.
Without trampling on the Constitution, there are eminently practical solutions to better safeguarding our children which do not involve disarming law-abiding citizens: for example, schools are currently “gun-free zones”, an inane invention of the Left, which renders schools easy & inviting targets for armed evildoers. One or two armed and trained staffers in each school would, I’m certain, very dramatically reduce the slaughter of innocents. Deterrence with the threat of deadly counterforce works! (Let Israeli border schools be our guide.)
If we follow what passes for liberal "logic", to reduce the preventable slaughter in our country across the board, then trains, airplanes, motor vehicles, knives, playgrounds, bows and arrows, stones, cribs and tire irons should also be dramatically curtailed or altogether outlawed. Duh.
In any case, let’s pray—indeed, insist—that an honest, objective and sober cause-and-effect appraisal follows this horrible Newtown tragedy--not more ideologically-motivated palaver which serves only to enhance government control and precious little else.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." --Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and Punishment (1764).