The View From 1776

Gun Control And The Boston Marathon Bombings

Thomas Sowell reminds us that, “Virtually nothing that is being proposed in current gun control legislation is likely to reduce murder rates.”

If the same “logic” employed by people opposed to the 2nd Amendment were applied to the terrorist slaughter at the Boston Marathon, President Obama would be leading a crusade to impose feckless regulations requiring background checks and police registries for people buying components of bombs. 

Regardless of proposed and enacted tightening of gun control regulations, criminals or mentally unbalanced killers will have no difficulty in stealing or illegally buying firearms, as they now and always have done; terrorists or crazies determined to murder and maim with bombs will not be stopped by laws or regulations expressing the sympathies and good intentions of citizens and politicians.