In the wake of last week’s shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, some Democrats cannot resist the urge to advocate more stringent gun control. New York Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy have introduced legislation that would grant $250 million to state agencies and $125 million to state courts to pay for computer upgrades so that information such as an individual’s mental-health history could more readily be made available to the FBI. Said Schumer: “[H]ad it been in place last week, [it] may well have stopped last week’s unspeakable tragedy.” As columnist Ann Coulter quipped, “We’ve banned mass murder and that hasn’t seemed to work. So now we’re going to ban mass murderers. Yes, that will do the trick!” Any chance we could enact a ban on mentally ill senators?
I doubt that we can ban Hopolophobes, but it’s a nice thought.