Calls for gun control miss the target

It’s time for a heart-to-heart with my liberal friends. You are putting more guns in the hands of dangerous people. Sure, we should all try to create the world we want to live in. But we still have to live in the world we do live in.

There will be no new gun control laws

Our federal government will not pass any gun laws during the next few years. We saw this same pattern after Columbine and after Virginia Tech—much handwringing, calls for new laws, calls for restraint of calls for new laws until after the hurt has passed, National Rifle Association fulminations about how we just need to enforce the laws we already have, strategically placed campaign contributions and no legislative action.

The only outcome was that gun sales went up.

It will be the same this time. Gun manufacturers, through the NRA and other trade groups, have a complete lock on our federal government. Face it: the NRA currently has veto power when it comes to gun laws.

That doesn’t mean you aren’t on the right side of the issue.

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