Jim Geraghty of NRO (yes, you folks in the NRx mutaween, I’m linking to NRO again) posted a good newsletter this morning about the San Bernardino shootings. (In case you’ve just emerged from a coma, or a two-day shift in a zinc mine, there was a mass shooting by two or more Muslims in California yesterday.) It’s all good, but here’s a key excerpt:
Once again, short of nationwide mandatory confiscation of all firearms from civilians, no gun law would have prevented this. Not a seven-day waiting period. No “gun show loophole” applied. Limits on how much ammunition a gun can carry at one time might have had a marginal impact; there’s little sign the shooters encountered much resistance at the social services facility. Initial reports indicated they had as much time to reload as they needed and brought multiple weapons.
Read the rest here.
As long as I am posting links sure to annoy somebody either to my left or to my right, here’s a good item by Ann Coulter, in response to all the nonsense we’ve been hearing about white males being the most dangerous people in America. (Although, to be fair, if you keep pounding on them hard enough in a thousand different ways, one of these days they will be.)
With irreconcilably polarized factions pulling relentlessly in opposite directions, the social framework of America, and the of West in general, is coming apart very quickly now. Events like these are like hammer-blows. Every one strains the joints, and widens the cracks.