Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hilary Speaks on Gun Control

Dave Hardy over at Of Arms and the Law posted a link to this article on Hilary Clinton speaking up about gun control.

Says She:
"I think again we're way out of balance. We've got to rein in what has become almost an article of faith that almost anybody can have a gun anywhere at any time. And I don't believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people"
Why? Well, violence, of course. The theory that more people with guns will result in shootings over loud cell phone use, gum-chewing, and other minor annoyances better handled with conversation. Again, Ms. Clinton:
"That's what happens in the countries I've visited that have no rule of law."
The article later describes her calling for a more empirical approach to economic policy. What's ironic is that she's not demonstrating an empirical approach to this issue of gun rights. More guns are on the street than ever in America, yet violent crime continues to decrease. Anecdotes of firearms misuse often reveal either felons who shouldn't have had the guns in the first place (if they followed the law) or the kind of crackpot that will soon become a felon and probably weed themselves out of society rather quickly.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please be courteous and of good spirit.