A Well-Regulated Militia

18 Apr 2007 /

“People don’t stop killers,” writes the Instapundit. “People with guns do.”

The idea is that if one of the Virginia Tech students had had a gun with him, he could have come to the rescue like Dick Dauntless, and shot the Korean.

Well that’s true. But what if 300 students had guns, and they were all on the look-out for a student with a gun? I’m failing to see the genius of this plan, though no doubt I’ve overlooked something obvious.

I wish I’d thought of that.

I was just going to say that if you base public policy decisions on extreme, unrepresentative events, you may wind up with a cure that’s worse than the disease . . .


2 Comments on A Well-Regulated Militia »

  1. bindare

    21 Apr 2007 @ 8:24 pm


    “if you base public policy decisions on extreme, unrepresentative events, you may wind up with a cure that’s worse than the disease . . .” There are places where public policy allows both concealed weapons and open carry of fiearms. Arizona is one such place and the cure is far better than the desease. But I,m sorry: anti gun people prefer the silence of the lambs in the face of murderous kooks.

  2. PE

    PE

    21 Apr 2007 @ 10:31 pm


    I’m not “anti-gun,” whatever that means. What I said was don’t be simplistic about it.

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