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What the Election Means for Gun Control

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010 03:28 PM

By John Lott

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From the Daily Beast (somehow this gets classified as news on Yahoo): "Many of the tea party candidates, who portray themselves as focused on economic issues like excessive government bailouts and lower taxes, have a radical gun agenda. They seek an extreme roll back of the nation’s gun laws."

What are these guys missing?

Then, The New York Times is pushing for more gun control without any mention that tracing reduces crime rates: "As a new Congress looms, we suggest lawmakers travel to Washington by way of West Virginia and an obscure federal building called the National Tracing Center.

"There they can see workers laboring through unmanageably high backlogs of handwritten paper records submitted by the nation’s gun dealers. This is Congress’s handiwork — at the behest of the gun lobby and to the detriment of public safety."

Meanwhile, one Virginia Republican candidate gets pummeled by the media for suggesting something quite reasonable: "I think that at Virginia Tech, if one of those kids in those classrooms was packing heat, I think that would not have happened."

While he has backed away from his position, I truly hope that he wins just so that other politicians aren't scared away from this discussion.


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