Star Parker

No background check can stop a kid from taking a gun from his mother’s lawfully owned gun collection, as happened in this case.

Further, as I have written before, criminals will find ways to either get guns they want or commit their crimes some other way. So any perceived benefit from giving up any of our 2nd amendment protections to arm and defend ourselves is not justified by the costs incurred.

But those pushing new controls could care less about this, because this is about “never let a crisis go to waste.” It’s not about carefully thinking through whether we will wind up freer or safer.

It’s about the left using this crisis for their ongoing agenda to expand government control over our lives.

A good chunk of the resources financing the onslaught of ads and protests against Ayotte is coming from out of state from the pocketbook of New York Democrat mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose net worth, according to Forbes magazine, is $27 billion.

Bloomberg might consider tending to his own city, the nation’s abortion capital, where 40 percent of pregnancies end in abortion – almost twice the national rate.

Kelly Ayotte is a hero for courageously standing her ground despite the well-financed liberal onslaught. She can proudly claim the banner of her state’s motto “Live free or die.”

Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.