Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a leftist dingbat from Illinois, wants Congress to act. Rev. Jesse Jackson, another Illinois Nazi, wants to "start" with a ban on assault weapons (which, if I'm not mistaken, are banned in most states now). CNN’s Piers Morgan blames the Aurora shooting on US gun laws. And film critic Roger Ebert has this to say:
The United States is one of few developed nations that accepts the notion of firearms in public hands. In theory, the citizenry needs to defend itself. Not a single person at the Aurora, Colo., theater shot back, but the theory will still be defended.Perhaps not a single person in the theater in Aurora shot back because they were following the law and theater policy. It seems the movie theater already bans firearms on its premises. Moreover, the city of Aurora reportedly has strict laws against carrying a concealed weapon within city limits.
The point is that strict gun laws didn't stop James Holmes, the suspected shooter. In fact, Holmes was in violation of Aurora's gun laws the moment he drove away from his apartment with loaded firearms in his car. Not to mention the fact that shooting and killing people in a crowded theater is strictly against the law.
Gun law simpletons are under the impression that strict laws banning guns will eliminate guns from the street. You know, like strict drug laws eliminate drugs from the street, and strict laws against prostitutes keep them from walking the streets. And if there are no guns on the street, there cannot be gun crimes.
I'm convinced. How about you?