Gun control doesn’t work, but let’s keep doing it anyway because, well, we’ve got nothing else. From today’s Daily News op-ed, “Get the guns: Wanton slaying of 13-year-old cries out for crackdown on firearms“:
“… Mayor Bloomberg has filed lawsuits and staged sting operations to try to halt the flood of weapons that flow up I-95 and into New York. He has mobilized mayors around the country. And still a revolver found its way to a teenager who didn’t have the sense not to use it …”
So they’re basically admitting their gun control schemes don’t work as advertised. A rational person would recognize failure, stop and try something else. Not the DN:
“… the NYPD must keep going after guns. Must keep up the stop-and-frisks that so outrage civil libertarians. Must confront suspicious-looking passersby. Because that’s the best way to try to save lives …”
Translation: Fuck the Constitution. What we need is a fascist police state. We’re going to save your life even if it kills you.