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Reviving a Gun Law That Didn't Work

nimh2 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 6:47 AM
Since self-protection is prohibited in most schools, teachers should obtain "wasp spray". Wasp spray is effective at 20 to 30 feet and can temporarily incapacitate an assailant
On Friday, a heavily armed young man walked into a Connecticut elementary school and murdered 20 first-graders and six adults before he killed himself. Even in a country inured to gun violence, this crime is too heinous to contemplate.

Now the question is: Does Washington pass a bad law just to do something, anything, even something that doesn't enhance public safety?

I write this as a former assault-weapons ban supporter, who observed that the 1994 federal assault-weapons ban, which expired in 2004, didn't reduce gun violence in America. Nor, apparently, did Connecticut's assault-weapons ban, passed in 1993 and still in force....