Can we agree that its worth exploring anything that will reduce the likelihood and/or magnitude of mass shootings, like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday? Gun rights advocates, led by the NRA, like to say that the immediate aftermath of a tragedy is the wrong time to discuss measures for preventing similar tragedies in the future. Why? When is the right time?
Mr. Sowell says that gun control only prevents law abiding citizens from obtaining guns, while people bent on violence will get their guns illegally. I’m pretty sure that all of the shooters in the high profile US mass shootings (Columbine, Aurora, Virginia Tech, and Newtown) got their guns lawfully.