Mass shootings

Here's what Congress can actually do about mass shootings

Editors, Washington Examiner

If the laws on illegal purchases were strictly enforced, there would be far fewer attempts to make them. To that end, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Chris Coons, D-Del., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., have advanced a bipartisan proposal that would require notification of state authorities within 24 hours any time an illegal purchase is attempted. Because attempted illegal purchase of a firearm is also a state offense in 49 states, this notification would help state prosecutors to throw the book at illegal purchasers.

Government Action Is Not the Answer to Mass Shootings

Ben Shapiro, National Review

Government will always be limited in its ability to protect us. Bad guys will always slip through the cracks. That’s precisely why the Founders enshrined the Second Amendment: so that Americans could preserve their own lives when government falls short. It’s also why we should be far more eager to call for accountability inside the government before handing more power over to that government.