Aaron Alexis, Mass Shootings, and Gun Control

 

Yesterday, a short distance from the United States capitol building

 

A refreshingly sane, fact-driven, reality-based article regarding yesterday’s rampage at the Washington Navy Yard and the predictable calls for tighter gun control that have ensued:

 

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/358714/gun-controls-dead-end-charles-c-w-cooke

 

 

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  • RaymondSwenson

    I find it strange that all this information has come out in 48 hours about his mental illness, and his violent acts, yet none of it was picked up by the system that is supposed to do background checks for security clearances. It is clearly THAT system that needs reform. I held a Top Secret. clearance for 20 years in the Air Force, and underwent extensive rechecks every five years. The system seems to have fallen apart since then.

  • turning fifty3

    The best argument for sane
    restrictions on gun is probably the Constitution itself. As the preamble makes
    clear, the purpose of the constitution is “to insure domestic
    tranquility.” A professor at Biola University lays out the case pretty
    well, and also addresses Christians who think that the Bible supports
    unrestricted access to “weapons of mass destruction” (= assault
    weapons). He has a couple posts on the subject. Here’s the link to the
    first post if anyone is interested:
    http://thegoodbookblog.com/2013/nov/18/seek-the-welfare-of-the-city-the-biblical-argument/


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