There are some things which are as predictable as a clock striking twelve twice a day: the sun rising every morning, dropping items fall to the ground, teenagers eat more food than should be humanly possible, and anti-2A politicians will push stupid, ineffective legislation while pretending that they have the moral high ground just as soon as the sirens stop after a mass shooting.
So, because they’re predictable, anti-2A politicians are trying to push through gun control (again) immediately after the horrible mass shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee.
If you haven’t heard the details of that terrible situation, a person identifying as a transgender man who was a former student at that school, shot and killed three nine year old children and three adults on staff at the school before being killed by police responding to the situation.
It was an awful situation, and the people who don’t even know how firearms work think that they have the solution to a problem that they don’t understand. Savannah Hulsey Pointer writes,
Four Democrat lawmakers have reintroduced the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act, which would provide $50 million annually for the next five years to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to further research and prevention efforts to address the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Representatives Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich), Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and Marilyn Strickland (D-Wash.) announced the reintroduction of the bill on March 29, just days after the Nashville school shooting.
Of course, the gun control legislation being pushed, just like the gun control laws already on the books that didn’t stop the Nashville shooter from legally buying seven guns, wouldn’t have stopped this situation from happening, either. Why? Because just like gun control in Chicago hasn’t done anything but allow gun violence and gun death rates to increase there, gun control, if passed, will do the same thing to the rest of the country.
And that’s all because gun control only disarms the exact people that you want to have the guns: law-abiding citizens who would only use firearms to save a life against those who willingly take lives (and rarely ever get their firearms legally).
(If you want an in-depth analysis of how mass shootings work and real-world solutions to reduce the death tolls in those horrible situations, you will want to go here.)