Can someone please explain to me again why gun control is not a good idea?

I read this story on ISCABBS this morning and couldn’t help but wonder how the anti-gun control advocates can justify letting the Freak of the Week (such as this prize specimen) keep a firearm and not tell anyone about it.

Maybe a right-winger’s response to this kind of incident would be something like “well, sure, there are the occasional nut-jobs, but this guy’s looniness should not be allowed to infringe on my sacred gun-toting rights.” But then I have to ask:

Should the deciding factor in the question of whether an individual be allowed to possess a firearm really be “how often has this person shot at innocent people (whether or not they are public safety workers)”?

Put another way: we do we wait for a (near-)tragedy before taking someone’s guns away?

One thought on “Can someone please explain to me again why gun control is not a good idea?”

  1. Tammy

    Why am I not surprised that the ‘nut-job’ in question lives in Arizona? I am so proud of my home state….

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