Seeking to limit the private ownership of guns is about as irrational a response to violence as would be a proposal to eliminate the private ownership of cars in order to prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of people who are killed annually in auto accidents. The LA Times informs us that, on the same day as the Connecticut shootings, a man in China attacked twenty-two schoolchildren and an adult with a knife, an occurrence that “was reminiscent of a spate of knife attacks on schoolchildren that took place across China in 2010.” The same news story informs us that a young man had been arrested following the box-cutter slashing of a number of young women on a subway. The report ends with a reference to China’s stringent gun-control laws. —
Fun fact: Professor Shaffer was my wife’s Con Law professor in Law School. She said the dude’s a badass libertarian.