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Posted: 12/28/2012 1:47:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 1:49:12 AM EDT by Flyskate]
By: Dan McLaughlin (Diary) | December 26th, 2012 at 03:16 PM | 32

The school shooting atrocity in Newtown, Connecticut has, predictably, touched off another round of the perennial gun-control debate. Especially for parents of young children (my youngest is the same age as most of the victims), the horror of the shootings is almost beyond description, and tends to make rational discussion impossible. And also unseemly, as Jonah Goldberg has explained. More to the point, this is one of those issues where the public demands foolproof solutions that remain elusive: we keep saying "never again” after mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and all sorts of other manmade and supposedly preventable disasters, but there’s never a perfect answer that guarantees that any such thing will never happen again (this is, for example, why anti-terrorism policies are best focused on terrorist organizations rather than lone nuts). We can only and always base public policy proposals on what will reasonably improve the situation without imposing costs we can’t live with.

Long, but worth the read.

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 1:57:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 1:59:11 AM EDT
Didn't realize it was a dupe... but definitively worth the read.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 2:02:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Flyskate:
Didn't realize it was a dupe... but definitively worth the read.

Agree. Most folks will simply TL:DR it though.
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