Monday, May 21, 2018
Ordinary gun control measures probably can't stop major incidents, because so many weapons are around and because our culture prods unstable people
German Lopez of Vox has a detailed article explaining why assault weapons bans and similar laws won’t do much to make schools safer. The bans may help prevent mass events like in Las Vegas or maybe Orlando.
Lopez also examines stricter procedural requirements in buying weapons, which he says may be helpful, but are hard to pass politically. He says an Australian-style buyback is very unlikely.
Indeed, the Washington Post over the weekend had run a story to the effect that the Santa Fe school system had done everything right (Tim Craig and others).
This leaves everyone wondering about other cultural influences (especially Internet and media) that seem to prod otherwise vulnerable people into military-style hostility.
And FEE (Kerry McDonald) even says that more parents will consider home schooling.
WJLA7 in Washington has even done a report on “building your own guns” from parts.