Apparently, there was another gun tragedy today, where seven people (perhaps more) were killed in the Netherlands in a shooting spree. The article notes that gun permits are difficult to obtain, but fully automatic weapons are routinely found during drug busts. Yet more tragic evidence that gun control does not make people safer--as if any resident of Chicago, Washington DC, or New York City would have any doubt of this fact. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns--and unlike the "Wild West," that means they'll have carte blanche to kill as many people as they desire to kill.
Worth noting, of course, is that it's not clear that there were any mass killings in the real "Wild West" in frontier days, for the obvious reason that murdering a dozen people is difficult when the prospective victims are likely to be shooting back.
Open thread - Events are very much in the saddle at the moment, so we'll need to make this an open thread. If you have time and aren't worried about the latest snownami,...
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