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Washington Post Wonders Why Strict Gun Laws Didn’t Save #CharlieHebdo Victims

January 9, 2015

Have we really reached the point where some people don’t understand what a dumb question this is?

This is from the Washington Post…

France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?

When American audiences read of a dramatic event in a foreign country, they often frame it in terms of the political debates occurring at home. As such, it was no surprise that after shootings at the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris this week, some Americans began to wonder about gun control laws.

“Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” American reality television star Donald Trump wrote on Twitter shortly after the news broke. The tweet prompted both praise (over a thousand retweets) and scorn (Trump was labelled a “moron” and an “idiot” by other tweeters).

Here’s a better question…

Why weren’t the first responders armed?

I’m pretty sure it’s because France has strict gun laws.

Hat tip to Jim Geraghty.

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