The PJ Tatler

More Gun Control is No Answer for Maryland's Murder Epidemic

The Washington Examiner reports that Prince George’s County, Maryland, has experienced 12 homicides already in 2011. It’s so bad that federal agents are embedding with local homicide investigators, a strategy not seen since the early 1990s, at the peak of the crack cocaine epidemic, when violent crime rates also peaked.

The 2009 Brady Campaign Scorecard ranked Maryland the fifth-safest state, because it has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

After the Giffords shooting, Brady president Paul Helmke said:

“We can and should do more to address the easy access to high-powered guns that make it too easy for dangerous and irresponsible people to disrupt and destroy the lives of innocent Americans…”

As Albert Einstein may have once said: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”