Belgium’s tough gun laws didn’t keep Paris terrorists from getting their guns there

Only criminals will have guns.

Belgian police on 14 January, aware that national gun laws have not disarmed the terrorists. (Image: EPA, Olivier Hoslet via Guardian)
Belgian police on 14 January, aware that national gun laws have not disarmed the terrorists. (Image: EPA, Olivier Hoslet via Guardian)

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Gun laws and trusting the government

Give ’em an inch.

Reportedly, a pair of U.S. Senators – Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia – have put together a compromise on extending background checks, as a way of keeping some element of President Obama’s gun-restrictions proposal alive in Congress.

Toomey was reassuring about the concern that “universal background checks” would lead to a national gun registry:

Responding to claims by opponents, including the NRA, that more background checks would lead to a national gun registry, Toomey said, “It simply doesn’t happen.”

Not quite clear what that sentence means, but it is being interpreted as indicating that gun owners’ concerns are groundless.

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