Guns are not the problem, and gun control Is not the answer

As if on cue, the hounds of gun control began baying as soon as the news of the murders in Tucson became public. Derrick Jackson of the Boston Globe opined that our tolerance for guns is "senseless." Richard Cohen of the Washington Post wrote that our handgun policy is "insane" -- then admitted that he would personally appreciate the protection of a handgun after having been the victim of two burglaries, one of which was a home invasion.Lawmakers and politicians followed suit. Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik publicly criticized the Arizona gun laws he is sworn to uphold. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, called for reinstating the "assault weapons ban." Rep. Peter King, R-NY, teamed up with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (an opportunist with an authoritarian personality if ever there was one) to call for legislation prohibiting guns within 1,000 feet of a Federal official.All of this is nothing more than Machiavellian...(Read Full Post)