MUST every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates?
Gun control laws do not in fact control guns.
They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available. There have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.
Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have often been places and times with high murder rates. Washington, D.C., is a classic example, but just one among many.
The few counter-examples offered by gun control zealots do not stand up under scrutiny.
Perhaps their strongest talking point is that Britain has stronger gun control laws than the United States and lower murder rates.
But Britain has had a lower murder rate than the United States for more than two centuries - and, for most of that time, the British had no more stringent gun control laws than the United States.
Indeed, neither country had stringent gun control for most of that time.