Gene Healy on Sandy Hook and Unwise Gun Laws

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On Thursday, flanked by mothers of shooting victims, President Obama sought to evoke the terror and revulsion Americans felt in the aftershock of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

"We need everybody to remember how we felt a hundred days ago," he said, when images of the carnage—six adults and 20 children dead—were painfully fresh in our minds.

But as Gene Healy argues, reactionary policies like those proposed rarely make us any safer. Instead, they simply curtail our freedom and increase government spending.

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