I suspect that the Boston Marathon bombings may complicate the two big issues facing Congress right now. On gun control, I daresay that when the citizens of Boston and its environs were told to stay inside and not to open their doors to anyone other than a uniformed police officer because a terrorist is roaming around somewhere, those who owned firearms were glad they did and many of those who did not wished they did. On immigration, the bombings reminded us that the issue is not just about letting Mexican workers in and letting them stay. It also needs to be about immigrants such as the bombers and keeping them out. Do you agree that this may shift public opinion on those two issues? What other repercussions do you see?
Repercussions of the Boston bombings
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About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.