Writing in the New York Times today, Joe Nocera provides a perfect example of how “Progressives” are willing to infringe upon the rights of all to protect the rights of a few. He concludes his editorial:

You read the stories about Elliot Rodger and it is easy to think: If this guy, with all his obvious problems, can slip through the cracks, then what hope is there of ever stopping mass shootings?

But, of course, there is another way of thinking about this. Instead of focusing on making it harder for the mentally ill to get guns, maybe we should be making it harder to get guns, period.