Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Progress: One Gun A Month Laws Going Away

John Lott crows that after Virginia's new law goes into effect: "Only three states will still have a one gun a month law" and with good reason.  There are some legitimate concerns about people buying guns at retail to then resell so that others who can't pass a background check can obtain guns.  But one gun a month laws seem like about the clumsiest way that I can imagine to try and tackle this problem.  It suffers most of all from the overbreadth problem: there are many people who might have good reason to buy two handguns at once.

The reason that I like to see these laws go away is that they remind the gun control activists of how tremendously weak they really are.

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