Gun Control

Gun Controls Couldn't Have Prevented Shootings

Author of book on Glock points out that the magic-fixes peddled by firearms opponents wouldn't have prevented the Aurora or Sikh Temple incidents


It's perplexing and infuriating to gun-control advocates that as a political matter, there is little chance of new national restrictions on firearms. Politics aside, what's really dumbfounding many liberals is that no amount of legislative tinkering would stop or even seriously slow the sort of evil psychotics who shoot innocent people in movie theaters, shopping malls—or a suburban Sikh temple.

Having previously reviewed the current partisan circumstances precluding a real push in Congress for tougher gun control, let's turn today to what we know about Milwaukee to illustrate why gun control is going nowhere.