Legislation by Lynch Mob

Entrusting legislation to politically correct lynch mobs — which is the first instinct of Democrats after any tragedy — doesn’t make for good policy or good politics. In the feverish mood of the moment, a Democrat could propose house-to-house confiscatory gun sweeps and receive a standing ovation in certain quarters. But the desire for that demagoguery will pass and the Democrats will find themselves once again on the wrong side of the gun issue. Even Obama dimly understood the toxic politics of gun confiscation and gun bans. After he accused Americans of bitterly clinging to their guns in 2008, his

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