It seems that every time some moron decides to go shooting people, the loons on the left go after the guns. That’s expected. It always goes that way.
My argument used to be the criminals will get the guns anyway. The only people gun control hurts are the law abiders. However, this time the guy bought the guns legally, as well as the ammo. Obviously, one of the many laws he broke was that he lied about his mental illness on the gun application. So what do we do? Do we change the laws to better control that sort of thing?
Well, my answer to that is hell no. Why punish the rest of the law abiding population of the US because one psycho went off and killed a bunch on people with legally purchased firearms? Think of it this way. Should driving your car be illegal just because some idiot went joy riding and killed someone? Should baseball bats be regulated all to hell because some thug beat someone else to death with it?
No! The answer is a resounding no. Well, now Congress gets to decide if they need to put more restrictions on your 2nd Amendment right. The National Journal reported:
Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court’s most vocal and conservative justices, said on Sunday that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons.”It will have to be decided in future cases,” Scalia said on Fox News Sunday. But there were legal precedents from the days of the Founding Fathers that banned frightening weapons which a constitutional originalist like himself must recognize. There were also “locational limitations” on where weapons could be carried, the justice noted.When asked if that kind of precedent would apply to assault weapons, or 100-round ammunition magazines like those used in the recent Colorado movie theater massacre, Scalia declined to speculate. “We’ll see,” he said. ‘”It will have to be decided.”