Another shooting involving children, this time in Washington D.C., a
city with some of the country's strictest gun control laws. The
response? We need more gun control, of course! In a city where it's
virtually impossible to own a handgun, somehow more gun control is
supposed to curb the level of violence.
Washington D.C. has always been the strongest evidence that simply
passing draconian gun control laws has no effect on crime. But that
doesn't stop gun control advocates from pressing for more laws. This
should be a telling sign to anyone with enough brains to see it. By
pushing for pointless regulations that do nothing to lower crime, there
will always be a reason to push for further restrictions.
Because gun control itself simply doesn't do anything to prevent crime,
its supporters will never rest until all guns are banned. And then...
what? Will they rest comfortably, wrapped in their false sense of
security while things remain unchanged, or will they finally wake up and
realize that such a high level of violence has a root cause that must be
I for one don't want to find out. I don't think it's necessary for our
citizens to lose a fundamental right protected by the Constitution in
order for people to realize that something is wrong with our
society. A vicious cycle of poverty, violence, and racism has to be
broken in order for any real change to be made. Unfortunately, it's a
whole lot easier to blame a scapegoat than do hard work.