Strong Gun Laws Help Prevent Tragedies

Strong Gun Laws Help Prevent Tragedies

Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association of America outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2010. Wayne LaPierre, the NRA leader, at the CPAC conference earlier this year, lambasted the mayors of Chicago and New York for recent increases in gun violence: Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, so don’t blame the availability of guns. When stated forcefully, it makes momentary sense. Of course the fact that the country is flooded with easily and legally purchased weapons makes it easy for people in strong gun control states like New York and New Jersey to fall victim to illegal firearms. We recognize that the existence of such an arsenal cannot be wished away. And we are not going to send the police door to door to seize weapons, as some Second Amendment adherents fear. Want to continue reading? Become a Free ALM Digital Reader. Benefits of a Digital Membership: Free access to 1 article* every 30 days Access to the entire ALM network of websites Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing Search by a wide range of topics

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