Congressional Baseball Shooting Proves We Need Less Gun Control

When attacks like the Congressional baseball shooting happen, many people call for more restrictions. But disarming citizens doesn’t also disarm criminals.

After a gunman opened fire early this morning on Republicans practicing for the congressional baseball game, people immediately—and predictably—started calling for more gun control. But the Alexandria shooting is a prime example of why we actually need less.

The crux lies in a statement from Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, who was present at the scene: “[The gunman] would’ve had a tremendous advantage if we didn’t have someone returning fire.”

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