Inaction better than reaction

From the Streetwise Professor, why it is that most if not all of the post-Sandy-Hook proposals are in the wrong direction:

We live in a fallen world. Sometimes there’s just nothing you can do about that, and trying to do something is often the worst thing you can do. But that is something that people are loath to concede.
And commentator Charles is almost as good:
The goal for policy makers is not to prevent every mass shooting. That is an impossibility. The real goal, much as was the goal after the 9/11 hijackings, is to appear to be doing something to solve the problem and to engage in the theater of security.

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