Friday, January 25, 2013
New gun control proposals
The first new federal proposals for gun controls since the public school massacre have been introduced. The supporters continue to labor under the delusions that guns cause crime and gun control can work to reduce crime. There is no credible evidence that the last "asault weapons" ban reduced gun crime. Introduction of the legislation will, as usual, casue both law-abiding citizens and criminals to make runs on gun stores for "assault weapons," and high capacity magazines. Not only will the legislation have no effect on crime, it will backfire on supporters who want fewer guns and large cap. magazines in the country. The same cottage industries that turned out high cap. magazines during the last ban will be operating at full capacity if the bill passes. More emotonalism fed by propaganda. Once again, the irrational triumphs. Let's hope the House will dispatch this nonsense. Fortunately, for the Second Amendment, the bill appears to have little chance of passing. More grandstanding by the delusional.