From Columbine to Aurora, to Connecticut and now Boston, terrorist attacks have happened in “gun-free” places where a coward has no fear of being stopped by an armed citizen. In each case, a mentally disturbed individual, or two, finds a way to commit mayhem and murder despite all laws intended to prevent that.
Our politicians need to do their jobs, filling potholes and hunting down criminals and lunatics, arresting and trying them or killing them quietly. The time has come to stop hassling decent, honest citizens with ever more repressive laws which don’t work.
The writer is a former member of the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division.