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Friday, July 21, 2017

Editorial Writer Uses Police Shooting To Argue For Stricter Gun Laws

An op-ed published at PennLive.com used the tragic death of Justine Diamond, the Australian woman shot by a Minnesota police officer under mysterious circumstances, as the jumping-off point for a meandering attack on U.S. gun laws.

The author calls attention to the contrast between the strict gun control found in Australia and the respect for the Second Amendment shown in the United States. At one point, he even gives a list of examples of how difficult it is to get a gun in various European countries.

After reading this entire article, we can only assume that the author meant to imply that Justine Diamond was somehow a victim of American gun laws. If so, does he think that police should be disarmed? Even Australia hasn’t followed the UK in going quite that far. If there’s any logic to this argument, we confess that it escaped us.