Virginia governor makes fool of himself with knee-jerk call for gun control
There are more firearms in the United States than cars and trucks. There are somewhere between 300 million and 350 million guns across the land. Only two of them, it is worth noting, were at that Virginia baseball diamond in the hands of a bad guy. Scores of millions of guns were not involved in a crime that day — or the next, or the next. Frankly, they never will be. They are not the problem.
The problem is people, people who can and will kill the defenseless for just about any reason, people who would find a way to kill with whatever is at hand, even if every firearm in this country were melted into manhole covers. Evil will not be constrained by gun control, pure hearts or lofty ideals. It is best confronted by good people ready, willing and able to defend themselves and their loved ones.
Congress has not been much help. It is unable or unwilling to effectively deal with the evil among us or find a constitutionally acceptable way of keeping guns from the mentally ill. It is, understandably, a tricky business. It could easily be done, but this no longer would be a free nation.