Every single time there’s a high profile incident of gun violence, the first impulse of progressives is to interfere with the rights of the millions of law abiding, responsible gun owners who didn’t commit the crime.
Josh Barro of the New York Times is no different. He thinks America could prevent gun violence if we had stricter gun laws like Australia.
Of course, Australia has much stricter immigration laws than the United States.
Should we adopt those policy, too?
Mark Finkelstein of NewsBusters:
NYT’s Barro: ‘Massive’ Gun Grab Only Way To Impact Violent Crime
Give Josh Barro credit for candor. When it comes to guns, the New York Times correspondent makes no bones about the kind of draconian, Second Amendment-defying approach he thinks is necessary.
Forget about expanded background checks or other such measures. The only way to have a “big impact on violent crime,” according to Barro, is to emulate Australia and “really take away massive amounts of guns that people have, reduce the rate of gun ownership substantially.”
Barro made his comments on MSNBC’s Up With Steve Kornacki this morning [with Jonathan Capehart guest-hosting] during a discussion prompted by the on-air shootings of two TV station employees in Virginia.
Here’s the video:
Very few people in media seem to understand the Second Amendment.