- Feb 28, 2019
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So...then Mr. Pragmatic.That the gun was recovered is irrelevant.
Second, it is fundamentally evasive and dishonestly so to insist that any time gun control is proposed, it's DOA unless people largely for gun rights agree that it would have stopped this crime. You can always say what if, what if, what if. We do not judge any other law by that standard. If we did, we'd have to throw out the entire criminal code because, guess what, punishing crimes doesn't deter all criminals. It's a lazy misdirection.
The point is pragmatic. The point is probability over time. The point is doing things to reduce the possibility of the wrong people getting their hands on a gun.
(And probability does not truly apply to an individual action. "It's 10% likely that you'll win" has no direct bearing on whether you'll win if you play just once; all it means is that on average - over mutliple ****loads of sets - you can expect to win one out of every ten times you play).
What would have reduced the probability of this crime? Do tell.