I don't think anyone who reads AT was particularly surprised by the gun control temper tantrum liberals have been pitching after the Sandy Hook tragedy. But if you watch what they do and not what they spew, it seems even the gun-grabbers don't really think they can pass federal gun control legislation; hence President Obama designated his dull-witted number two, Joe Biden, to be in charge of a new gun control panel.
Biden admittedly does have one great talent- he is a perfect ready-made fall guy to take the blame, like stimulus spending oversight, for any policy failure. When he inevitably falls on his face, no one is disappointed because no one expected anything more from him in the first place.
This time around the big focus for control freaks will be on the "large capacity magazine" as somehow the real problem of gun violence, not the criminal maniacs doing the shooting. Apparently 10 shots are okay, but 30 is pure evil. It would be fun to ask Biden, or any of his pals, if they deign to show up at a Congressional hearing, what they make of this famous photo of Malcolm X, shown with an M1 carbine, and two magazines taped together, "jungle-style". Then as now, using a roll of tape to make reloading quicker was not illegal. Will the new Biden gun control laws also address the crucial issue of adhesive tape control?
But even more frightening than adhesive tape for gun-grabbers, it now appears that the era of 3D plastic printer technology for literal do-it-yourself gun making is here. The United States already has 300 million firearms of all sorts in circulation, so I don't think there is much of a market here for super cheap plastic guns that would wear out quickly. However, the rest of the world is going to have to come to grips with the fact, that thanks to the computer printer, firearms are now available to anyone and the only choice democratic societies have left is to allow law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms freely. As that reality starts to sink in around the globe, get ready to enjoy an emotional melt-down of the left not seen in our lifetimes.
Frank Friday is an attorney in Louisville, Ky.