More Gun Laws On Partial Answer

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 1, 2018

         THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PROMISED TO PROPOSE A NEW SET OF GUN SAFETY LAWS BY TOMORROW. I’M ALL FOR RAISING THE MINIMUM AGE FOR A YOUNG PERSON TO BUY CERTAIN HIGH POWERED WEAPONS FROM 18 TO 21. I’M ALSO OK WITH BANNING BUMP STOCKS, WHICH TURN CERTAIN WEAPONS INTO RAPID FIRE KILLING MACHINES.

         IN THE END THESE ARE JUST FEEL-GOOD ACTS. THEY DO NOT ADDRESS PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS OR PEOPLE INTENT ON BREAKING THE LAW. THE PRISONS ARE FULL OF LAW BREAKERS. PEOPLE WHO OBEY LAWS AREN’T THE PROBLEM, SO PASSING MORE LAWS HAS NO EFFECT ON THEM. PEOPLE WHO BREAK LAWS ARE THE PROBLEM AND FOR LAW BREAKERS, PASSING MORE LAWS WILL NOT EFFECT THEIR DEICISON TO BREAK LAWS IN PURSUIT OF THEIR OBJECTIVES.

         PASSING MORE LAWS MIGHT MAKE POLITICIANS AND CERTAIN EDITORIAL WRITERS HAPPY BUT THEY WON’T STOP SOMEONE FROM KILLING OTHERS. WE KNOW WHAT MUST BE DONE – FROM CHANGING MENTAL HEALTH LAWS TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO FORCIBLY INSTITUTIONALIZE SOMEONE LIKE THE FLORIDA KILLER, TO BETTER BACKGROUND CHECKS AND RAISING AGE LIMITS, TO BETTER SECURITY AT SCHOOLS. LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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