Because they are elected to “do the people’s business”, our elected officials are going to feel obligated to do just that.
To be sure, folks are gonna line up and voice their complaint, their grievance, their solution. And they’re gonna say, like everyone before them, “Restrict more rights!”
Except they won’t say it like that.
They’re gonna pull on the tragedy, in this case Arizona, to make their case for them. And really, you may not be able to strictly blame ’em; it’s human nature to react to a crisis by trying to prevent it. However, that doesn’t change the fact that simply because one maladjusted lunatic went crazy is no reason to begin conversations on the restriction of rights:
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), one of the few pro-gun control Republicans in the House, wants to make it illegal for someone to knowingly carry a gun within 1,000 feet of certain high-ranking federal officials, including members of Congress.
I mean serious. Does anyone think that the best way to stop people from going 85 mph in a 55 mph zone is to change the law so that it’s now a 45 mph zone?