Gun control not the only approach to preventing mass murder, columnist argues
Catholic World News - December 21, 2012
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, many politicians are calling for more restrictions on gun ownership. Charles Krauthammer writes that he has no objection--except that gun-control laws won’t work. He argues, however, that there are two other possible approaches to the problem. Policies that made it easier to institutionalize people who are mentally ill would help, as would restrictions on violence in entertainment. These policies would restrict civil liberties, he acknowledges—just as gun controls do.
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Posted by: fenton1015153 -
Dec. 25, 2012 8:31 AM ET USA
Finally, someone has the fortitude to seek a solution rather than go along with the croud. Thanks Charles!
Posted by: impossible -
Dec. 24, 2012 4:15 PM ET USA
Charles, you're not a Bishop. How could you possibly understand these complex non-theological issues of politics without being a Bishop? How dare you introduce logic into the emotional mix.