Thursday, January 21, 2021

Don't Let Anti-Gun Activists Weaponize the Capitol Hill Riot

By John Lott

After the riot at the U.S. Capitol, gun control organizations warn that armed rioters at state capitols across the country on Inauguration Day pose a threat to our democracy. They claim the only solution is for states to ban guns on capitol grounds, thus extending their bans on carrying guns on public property generally. Never mind that the small group of rioters didn't use guns at the U.S. Capitol. Never mind that congressmen are allowed to carry in the U.S. Capitol, but not on the legislative floor, where Congress was meeting at the time to count Electoral College votes. If there had been a real threat to legislators, they would have been defenseless. Of course, these same groups and national Democrats raised no concerns about the violent riots that occurred when Trump was inaugurated four years ago. [more...]

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