Kopel explains some of the problems with calling for more enforcement

A common trope of many Second Amendment advocates is to urge more vigorous enforcement of existing federal gun control laws, as the alternative to enacting additional laws. Rhetorically, that?s very effective. But as a policy matter, it is not always a good idea. Consider legislation recently considered by the Senate...

Both Manchin-Toomey and Grassley-Cruz included a variety of other changes in federal gun laws, and some of them were very constructive. But as for the prosecution provisions, I think they were dubious.
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For the record, I agree that calling for more enforcement is not always a good idea -- but it's not the same thing as pointing out the lack of enforcement of existing laws when opposing new ones. 

This entry was published Fri Apr 26 19:31:41 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-04-26 19:31:41.0. [Tweet]

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