Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nicholas Johnson — The Progressive Gun-Control Charade

Nicholas Johnson wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal about firearms policy.

Fordham University Law:

"In the wake of horrific crimes like the recent mass shooting in Oregon, many in the political class respond as if there were an easy way to keep such tragedies from happening. If it weren’t for the stubbornness of the National Rifle Association, the story goes, these deadly incidents could be prevented. Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton urged “sensible restraints,” and said if she is elected president she would use her executive authority to impose them. 

 This sort of rhetoric suggests that there is a workable policy sitting on the shelf, ready for implementation. It also attempts to have it both ways, suggesting that effective gun control is possible without reaching into America’s gun safes and disarming ordinary citizens."

Read the full article HERE.