Misguided Gun Control

Weekly Column

Motivated by the desire to reduce gun violence, House Democrats last week brought up two pieces of legislation to expand background checks required for purchase and transfer of firearms. While I share the goal of keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals and preventing mass violence, the legislation falls short of providing actual solutions to do so.

Democrats are undoubtedly sincere and well-intentioned about combating gun violence, but the legislation they brought up and passed in the House is misguided. Sadly, the touted fixes included in the bills would not have prevented the devastating tragedies at Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary or Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In those and several other high-profile mass shootings from the last 20 years, the perpetrators either acquired weapons illegally or they would not have been stopped from purchasing a weapon even if the bills were law.


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