Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Punishing law-abiding citizens, failing to deter or prevent crime, and doing nothing to make us safer

Newt Gingrich, who I thought was the best of the GOP candidates in 2012, weighs in on the gun control debate:

Feeling the need to “do something” after a tragedy like the one that occurred at Sandy Hook is certainly understandable. But we shouldn’t pass laws that punish law-abiding citizens, fail to deter or prevent crime, and do nothing to make us safer.

If we can win this debate, maybe the left will get around to asking why so many people are shooting each other in Chicago and Los Angeles, rather than obsessing over which particular guns they’re using to do it.

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