I hear that battle cry often and the people making it are living in a dream land. I came across a posting entitled The School Shootings You Didn’t Hear About—One Every Two Weeks Since Newtown which appeared on The Daily Beast website. It had some really neat graphics and snippets on shootings which occurred at schools around the country. Notice I did not call these school shootings, rather shootings which occurred at schools. When I started peeling the onion it turns out some of the shootings had little to nothing to do with the school other than proximity. Some were domestic, some were pure suicide, some were criminal evil (the Boston bombing brothers), etc.
Now what is interesting is if you really dig deep you will find most used a handgun. Second on that list was a shotgun. I only noted one where a rifle was used and it resulted in no fatalities and no injuries and it was not an AR. So let’s say we had enacted a ban on black rifles and a limit on magazine capacity, what would that have prevented in the last year. The answer is obvious, c’mon you can say it, absolutely, positively NOTHING! So as we head into the season where Bloomberg tries to work his money magic keep in mind what he would accomplish in terms of safety by limiting magazine capacity and banning black guns…NOTHING!