Apart from politics, dispassionate observers must question the simplistic liberal slogan that more guns equals more crime. The U.S. has seen a two-decade period during which private gun ownership has continued to soar (some 300 million firearms are now in civilian hands), while crime has diminished.
I have not been paying attention to the media too much this week, but I have not seen a paroxysm of faux remembrance/political activism associated with Sandy Hook. We might see some tomorrow, but being the weekend and with 10 shopping days before Christmas, the political Dancing On Blood Marathon doubtfully will have much pull.
This has been a terrible and wasted year for Gun Control. Not that we have not suffered losses, but what the Opposition had intended in January and what they have “achieved” by December shows that no matter how much money and media they can throw at the issue, their ledger shows an awful amount of red.
They will not stop doing their thing, but we know we can stop their initiatives and even keep scoring for our side.
Hat Tip to Say Uncle