Bloomberg Business & Economics Contributor Matthew Yglesias is warning the current gun control push will equate to Democrat loses and Republican wins in coming elections.
In an opinion column for Bloomberg, Yglesias pointed out Democrats have responded to high profile shootings with the mantra “Something Must Be Done” ever since the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary.
But Yglesias noted the “something” which Democrats choose to do would often have very little effect on the shooting at hand, while costing them votes at the polls.
For example, he pointed out that Democrats pushed a universal background check bill in response to Sandy Hook. However, that legislation would not have prevented the shooting in the first place because “the killer in Sandy Hook… used a weapon owned legally by his mother and wouldn’t have been impeded by any background checks.”
Breitbart News noted Democrats are pushing universal