Implicit in gun grabbers’ efforts to reduce or eliminate civilian gun ownership in the US is the fallacy that we can somehow reach a kind of utopian level of peace and tranquility in which crime is virtually eliminated and what little there may still be is quickly and efficiently handled by the police.
Sunday, following the Virginia Beach shooting, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney appeared for an
ritual public beating interview on Meet the Press. While we’d just once like to hear someone in authority raise the number of defensive uses of firearms in this country, as to the never-ending debate on individual liberty vs. safety, he had this to say . . .
Mulvaney said “there are things that the government can do” but that “we’re never going to protect everybody against everybody who is deranged.”
“You’re never going to make everything perfectly safe, but we’re doing a lot better on enforcement,” he added.
It wasn’t immediately clear what “enforcement” Mulvaney was specifically referring to. The White House did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Asked if Trump believes it should be harder to get a gun, Mulvaney said the president believes “very firmly” in the Second Amendment, which protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.
“Clearly, people like this are exceptions,” Mulvaney said, referring to the Virginia Beach gunman. “This is not the rule ― 99.9% of people in this, in this country who own a gun are law-abiding gun owners.”