Cathy Young / Use of Boston bombing in gun debate is a red herring - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Cathy Young / Use of Boston bombing in gun debate is a red herring

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Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:01 am

There's nothing new about tragedies being spun for political gain. So it's hardly surprising, if still disappointing, that both sides in the debate over guns have been using the Boston Marathon bombing to score points. Some gun-control proponents argue that firearms are a far bigger public threat than terrorism. Meanwhile, defenders of gun rights say that the restrictive gun laws in Massachusetts, resulting in few guns in private hands, left residents helpless during the hunt for the suspects.

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