Democrats are caught on the horns of their own dilemma. They can either propose useless laws that would have virtually no impact on potential mass shooters; or gun confiscation which has very little support among the electorate and would be a massive turnout magnet for Republican voters.
May 21, 2018
Commentary: The problem with “common-sense” gun laws
[And many Democrats know this. Yet the Democrat platform for the election this year is heavy with gun control.
There is a reason for this. It’s not their intent to reduce violent crime. Most of them know better than that. Increases in violent crime serve their purposes better. When society around people has a high percentage of violent predators a common instinct is to demand more government intervention of private life. This gives more power and money to those in government. It’s a rare and principled person who would advocate against their own personal interest even when it is to the benefit of society as a whole. Those sort of people are seldom drawn to political life.—Joe]
This is a “dilemma” only if you assume the proponents of those meaningless laws care that they are meaningless. All the evidence indicates that they don’t; virtue signaling is their goal, and reality is irrelevant.
Really??? My instinct is to shoot back.
Maybe we shouldn’t have allowed the importation of so many populations who have the instinct you claim is universal.
I was too broad in my statement. It probably should have been something like, “The instinct in people when the society around them has a high percentage of violent predators is to demand…”.
Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll fix it in a minute or two.
I think that’s why the burglars and robbers in (f)GB have demanded proportionality in victim response to their burgling and robbing. They want government imposed safety for themselves just like everyone else.