If the multiple shooting and hostage situations this week in Paris had occurred in the United States, we would expect more carnage as a result of legal firearms being freely available stateside. So went the opinion provided by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson on MSNBC today.
“Just to keep it into perspective,” he said as Andrea Mitchell wrapped up an hour of covering the two police raids on hostage-takers in France, “I don’t think we should imagine that the conditions and the threat are exactly the same in the United States as they are in France. They are different.”
Huh? I guess the poor terrorists were hindered by France’s “One Fully Automatic and Illegal Kalashnikov a month” law. God forbid they would have attacked and killed people like this:
Hat Tip to Mark L. A. and John D. F.