‘Gun Control on Steroids’ Makes the World More Dangerous

Russia has used nerve agent to kill one of its former spies in Britain. Its Syrian clients have repeatedly used chlorine and other toxic chemical agents.  And North Korea has been accused of supplying Syria’s regime with the wherewithal to do so.

There sure seem to be a lot of chemical arms for a world we were assured would be rid of them if only the United States ratified the problematic Chemical Weapons Convention.  The available evidence appears to vindicate those of us who warned back then that, by so doing, we’d simply ensure the planet’s bad guys were the only ones who had lethal chemical arms.

Think of it as gun control on steroids.  No matter how many children are trotted out demanding that we disarm, the reality is our enemies won’t.  And the world will be a more, not less, dangerous place.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.