A note to the pundits

I’m seeing a lot of right-leaning media folks saying things like “none of these gun control proposals from President Obama would have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting.”

This is a fundamental misunderstanding of how anti-gun folks work.

Sandy Hook wasn’t a reason for gun control. It was the excuse they have been looking for for a very long time.

All these proposals come up every time there is a high profile shooting (usually by someone who wasn’t allowed to own a gun in the first place and in a location where guns aren’t allowed and only stops when a good guy with a gun shows up). None of this stuff is new. None of it will actually do anything to stop mass shootings.

It’s not about the guns, it’s about the control.

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