After Las Vegas: The Folly Of More Gun Control Laws

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Truth About Guns

Reader Gideon Joubert writes:

We’re all now too familiar with the abhorrent event that occurred in Las Vegas last week. It’s impossible to adequately express feelings of sympathy and remorse for people who experienced something that is completely beyond our comprehension, and I won’t insult them by indulging in such empty gestures.

I also don’t believe in entertaining visceral political debate regarding gun control and dancing on the graves of the dead before the bodies have even had a chance to cool, unlike the Hillary Clintons of this world. Which is why I’m only writing about the matter now.

Understandably, the first emotional reaction of many people in the wake of such an atrocity is to demand stricter gun control legislation. And this is where we have a problem. Laws can be used to punish (or bring other consequences down upon) perpetrators of crimes after the fact. But preventing…

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