Tuesday, April 17, 2007

NYT breathlessly runs hit piece targeting Second Amendment

Well now...that didn't take long, now did it? From the Old Gray Hag:
Yesterday’s mass shooting at Virginia Tech — the worst in American history — is another horrifying reminder that some of the gravest dangers Americans face come from killers at home armed with guns that are frighteningly easy to obtain...
...Our hearts and the hearts of all Americans go out to the victims and their families. Sympathy was not enough at the time of Columbine, and eight years later it is not enough. What is needed, urgently, is stronger controls over the lethal weapons that cause such wasteful carnage and such unbearable loss.

As Bull Dog Pundit notes, "In one sentence they say is that it is 'premature to draw too many lessons,' yet they then go on to say that stronger laws are needed over 'lethal weapons,' even though nothing is known about how he got them."

Does it even matter to these people that the VT shooter allegedly bought his guns illegally? Gun control would stop legal purchases of firearms by law-abiding citizens, but it would do nothing to stop illegal purchases by law-breakers. But hey, why worry about practicality, when we can feel good about ourselves by "doing something" (or appearing as though we are) about the problem?

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