When the present laws are not enforced and government hogties law abiding citizens to make it harder to obtain guns and ammunition because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow. For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding. This is my editing of Jeff Snyder's original work.
Sen. Toomey's amendment would not prevent any mass shooting. He is not thinking logically. He is simply aggrandizing his position for personal political gain.
Toomey was elected to represent the people of Pennsylvania. He does not do that. He ignores the PA Constitution and the right to bear arms. He defiles his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
It is my sincere hope that his actions have ended his political career. I found his canned reply to my letter asking him not to vote for gun control issues but to uphold the present laws a failure of to faithfully represent his constituents.