In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings the anti-gun
moon bats have started once again chanting their ban guns mantra. This
incident was tragic and I am in no way trying to down play this tragic
event, but just like in so many other tragic events involving guns, this
knee-jerk reaction that the answer to this problem is banning guns is
just feeble minded and not the answer.
The thought process involved in thinking that banning guns will somehow
magically make gun violence disappear is akin to thinking that banning
fatty foods will solve the obesity problem or that banning automobiles
will solve the automobile accident problem. While it's true that
automobiles are used in 100% of all accidents involving automobiles,
this does not mean that the solution to stopping automobile accidents is
to ban automobiles, but this is the exact logic that anti-gun activists
use to make their case for gun bans...