Anti-gun U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., admitted that no laws on the books could have prevented the recent shooting in Las Vegas. She said as much to “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson on Sunday. Despite that, she’s stumping for new laws, any laws. “Regulations aren’t going to do it,” she proclaimed on the show. “We need a law.”
Feinstein is correct in that the Las Vegas madman acquired his guns and accessories legally. But she is mistaken if she believes that one more law would have prevented the tragedy. Murder is already against the law, but that sure didn’t stop the killer.
The senator is also correct when she says that “no one appears to be safe anywhere.” Evil does indeed walk among us, and it can’t simply be legislated away. Had he used a vehicle to barrel through the Strip and mow people down, would Feinstein be looking to ban vehicles?
On Monday, the 84-year-old gun control supporter announced that she was running for re-election. In a tweet, she cited “ending gun violence” as one of her priorities.