Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Good idea, bad idea.

When scary things happen in this country, people rush to react as quickly as possible to threats, real and imagined.  The Arizona shootings have prompted the following ideas:

Bad idea: Peter King (R-NY).  How will banning guns in the presence of a government official prevent any future shootings?  All it will do is add a few more years on the sentence of any would be assassin.

Good idea: Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY).  Making extended magazines illegal would make it more difficult for would be assassins to target spray bullets throughout crowds. 

Bad idea: Robert Brady (D-PA).  A vague ban on threatening speech towards lawmakers?  Laws are already on the books to protect people from verbal assault and threats.

Well said, Jon Stewart:

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Perhaps we need to step back, take a deep breath, and stop blaming each other for Jared Lee Loughner's actions.

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