We Need a Law …


Very quickly after the live on-air shooting yesterday, various politicians and activists started crying that we needed more laws to prevent such crimes.

The last time I checked, Virginia still had a law against murder, and it was still one of the states with a death penalty for that crime. Also, there are multiple laws designed to prevent an insane person from possessing a firearm.

Gun control activists will argue that we haven’t restricted the general availability of guns sufficiently yet for their approach to the problem to work. They’ve been trying for over a century and more that 20,000 laws are on the books. At this point, their sales pitch is beginning to sound like a communist saying that his system works in theory but no one has done it right yet.