I was listening to Episode 13 of the Gun Blog Variety Cast, and one of the co-hosts, Adam, discussed his frustration with people who say “there oughta be a law.”

They also gave one of the best rejoinders to that phrase that I’ve heard:

Would you be willing to have the police come and shoot your grandma in order to stop her from doing that?

Governments enforce laws by force. They may try to use non-violent means of compliance at first, but ultimately the final result will always be violence, and often lethal violence.

BTW: If you listen to podcasts, I highly recommend the Gun Blog Variety Cast. It is part of my weekly “required” listens.