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August 22, 2019

Trump Considering... Precrime?



Related: 29 people have been arrested since the El Paso shooting on suspicion of intent to commit a mass murder, Ed Morrissey notes.

I can't evaluate any of these because I don't have the facts. As a matter of pure ideology, I don't know if this is typical "Do Something!" government overreaction at the expense of liberty, or if it's the government doing what is frequently suggested it do to combat mass shootings -- actually use the laws you already have on the books to color-up a possible shooter's police jacket.

Many previous mass shooters could have been stopped from buying the guns they later used to kill people if they had actually been prosecuted for crimes in their past, instead of let go without even an admission of a felony that would block them from buying more weapons.

Those are the two polar possibilities; I suspect the reality is somewhere in the middle.


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