The elephant in the living room in the gun control debate

Matthew Holzmann
Hush. Do you hear it? I can hear a pin drop. There is an almost absolute silence in  discussion of the root causes of  the gun violence that has traumatized so many. On the front pages and in the corridors of power so far it has been a one sided debate. Our most liberal politicians have seized the moment and are pressing for greater restrictions on guns. Guns are inert until the trigger is pulled. And it is the mind of the person who is pulling the trigger that is at the heart of the matter. Guns and magazines are as safe and insubstantial as a block of wood or a potato until someone decides to pull the trigger. One can argue quite accurately that it is liberal politicians who are the real cause for so many guns flowing into our society. Ever since the Brady Bill every time restrictions have been proposed there has been a massive surge in gun sales. By stoking the fear that firearms may be restricted or banned, the politicians have fed demand and created...(Read Full Post)

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