Politicians’ solutions to violence only harm citizens

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January 12, 2011
Cato Institute
by Gene Healy  
Posted in Commentary

"In the wake of Saturday's horrific murder spree in Tucson that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., gravely wounded, the House GOP leadership announced that normal legislative business would be suspended. It was the right move, showing proper respect for the victims and avoiding the crass spectacle of partisan votes in the tragedy's aftershock. Moreover, judging by some legislators' reactions to the attack, Congress sorely needs a breathing period, lest it do serious damage by legislating in haste." (01/11/11)


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