Originally Posted by douggmc
Are you honestly saying that the criminal wouldn't have had a gun anyway?
For the record, I think it was an atrocious and misguided idea and operation. I also think it is and has been ridiculously overplayed as a political tool and that accountability has taken place.
But, if we want to be credible, we can't have it both ways. We can't use as a primary defense that "guns are tools" and the real problem is the criminal, yet in this case, rail entirely on something other than the criminal who pulled the trigger (who would have had a gun regardless).
I personally think that the criminal would've had the gun no matter what, it just makes us look really bad when we gave them the guns
Is it being overplayed? Oh absolutely, but everything gets overplayed when it's this close to election time.
Basically, **** happens, people get over it, it just takes longer when it's because of something we did that makes us look bad, and makes our agencies look incompetent. Personally, I think it was a really stupid idea to begin with.