Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The massacre at VA Tech has my traffic running high for today, and I haven't even posted about it yet. John Hawkins has said it quite well in his post on the matter today:
The calls for gun control are already coming in hot and heavy after the massacre at Va. Tech yesterday, but isn't what happened there proof positive that gun control doesn't work? After all, we just had the biggest gun massacre at a school in American history at a university where it is illegal to carry guns.Well, duh. Take away the citizen's final line of defense, and this is EXACTLY what you get. I will repeat the key question here: Isn't what happened there proof positive that gun control doesn't work?
My answer is this: While it is true enough that gun control laws do not bring any kind of violence under control, the question of whether these laws work is completely irrelevant. The Second Amendment says:
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right OF THE PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. - (my emphasis, of course)If the right of the people to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed, what the fuck difference does it make whether a law that does just that "works"? These laws are illegal and, as such, require the punishment of those creating and bringing them into law.
Of course, given the liberal nutjobs running the shows, don't expect it to happen any day soon.