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Control Politicians, Not Guns

absinthe48 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:19 AM
Mr. Thomas will recall Wayne Hays, the powerful Ohio congressman who was undone by a sex scandal in the '70s. From an obituary notice: "In 1959 he startled his colleagues by urging them to hand in their pistols at the front door before entering the House of Representatives. One member indignantly retorted: 'I carry a knife, not a gun.'" Hugh Massingberd, ed., "The Daily Telegraph Fourth Book of Obituaries: Rogues," London: Macmillan, 1998.

If laws were enough to deter criminal behavior prisons would be empty.

The latest effort to "control" guns in America is as likely to deter someone intent on breaking the law as outlawing lust would affect one's libido. What's in a heart can't be controlled by restricting what's in a hand.

Following the Newtown tragedy, President Obama vowed to seek the passage of an assault weapons ban and hastily assembled an administration-wide gun control task force, an effort that amounts to little more than a political act designed to impress what Rush Limbaugh calls "low-information voters." Government must be...