Today President Obama said:
As I said in January, these commonsense steps are not going to prevent every tragedy, but what if they prevented even one?
This is incredibly simple minded thinking. There are tradeoffs involved in nearly everything. In this case the tradeoffs include:
- How many people will be unable to save innocent lives because the gun failed to fire when it was required?
- How many people will be unable to purchase a gun to save innocent lives because of the increased cost?
- How many lives could be saved if the resources put into “smart gun” technology were instead spent on safety training?
I think it is very telling President Obama and his anti-freedom cohorts haven’t proposed increased gun safety instruction. This demonstrates this isn’t about safety. This is about increasing the price of guns and making firearms less user friendly.