The Unintended Consequences of Gun Control

In 1996, John Ross penned what has become a classic story of what might happen when the federal government oversteps its bounds and clamps down too hard on guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans.  So chilling is the story, so graphic in its descriptions of how some Americans might fight back, that Mr. Ross and his wife were hounded and intimidated by federal authorities. Yet the title of his novel speaks loudly about what the gun-grabbers can expect when they legislate from emotion rather than fact.  There, in Unintended Consequences, many of them lost their fictional lives.  Here, in real-life America, we have magnets that draw armed lunatics into schools, malls, and other venues where guns are banned. So we need more gun laws!  We need to reinstitute the assault weapons ban! Let's recall. In 1994, Congress implemented a so-called "assault weapons" ban.  Basically, this law forbade the sale of guns that had two or more "assault" features. ...(Read Full Article)

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