Dick Chaney went on the record to
Emotions aside, the facts remain the same in that this is not a gun issue. It is even marginally a crime and social issue. Removing freedom from those whom use it properly is never a solution, and the lot of us are tired of that being the answer to a nonexistent problem. Let us consider the mere fact that it was freedom that stopped this man from killing more than he did. Bravery in a free world is reward and commended, yet bravery in a country filled with control is often called stupidity at best, and treason at worst. I assume that Mr. Chaney would prefer us to be more like the latter in his statements today.
When the former VP says that we "want to do something to prevent this from happening again," we need to ask him what if done differently, would have prevented this attack. What would have happened if Laughner had simply used a Molotov Cocktail instead of a G19? Would the same victims have been hurt? Would more people have been killed or severely burned? Would the tragedy been any less tragic had another tool of "destruction" been the culprit? Would Laughner been any less crazy or motivated had he wielded a Mason's jar full of petrol instead of 9mm FMJ?
The solution that Chaney, Megan McCain, HuffPo, Brady Bunch, et al offer is the same solution that the true citizen class of this country has seen since King George; ie, simply more control, less freedom, and being more subject to the whims of the state. I don't know about you, but the average citizens will keep our enemies and leave our friends to their own affairs, especially when they can't even realize they lack the necessary safety skills to be deemed, safe.