Sunday, December 16, 2012

Connecticut: a failure of strong gun control

Supporters and opponents alike of gun control will point to this fact in the coming days: Connecticut already has some of the toughest restrictions on gun laws in the United States.

For gun control supporters, the shooting at a Newtown elementary school will be one more piece of evidence that even stronger laws are needed, including at the national level.

“We have some of the strongest gun laws in the United States, but if you don’t have strong federal gun laws, that makes it that much more difficult,” said Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence.

But advocates for gun owners and sportsmen say that shows that the law can only do so much.

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Dean Weingarten said...

None of the proposed federal laws would have made the slightest difference in Connecticut.

Armed, responsible people with guns stop monsters with guns. Follow the Israeli model. They armed teachers and older students, and the shootings stopped.

Wireless.Phil said...

Yes, but Israel is in a constant state of war, the USA is not.

And of Federal gun laws require background checks before you can even buy a gun.

Except in some states where one owner can sell to another person without any background checks or other paperwork.