Monday, September 16, 2013

Strict Gun Control doesn't preven another mass shooting incident

DC has some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation.  Much like in Chicago, it doesn't seem to do much good to prevent handgun homicide in general or mass shootings:

13 Dead in Washington Navy Yard Shootings Including Gunman
A former Navy man launched an attack Monday morning inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallway at the heavily secured installation, authorities said. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman.
That is horrible.  It's a tragedy.  Could somebody with a CCW permit have mitigated the carnage?  Possibly, but DC doesn't allow that, and due to an executive order by Bill Clinton, military installations are gun free zones.  What we do know is the strictest of gun control laws doesn't stop these incidents.

Charles C. W. Cooke was even more forceful than I was in his piece, "Gun Control’s Dead End" at National Review Online.  He makes good points if you're interested.

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