“Sixty Minutes” Laws – “something happens and legislation is introduced.”

January 27th, 2014

Another species of Black Swan laws are “Sixty Minutes” Laws, as explained by a Maryland Delegate, commenting on a recent tragedy at Columbia Mall.

There will likely be a lot of discussion of the shooting in Annapolis this week, said Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr. (D-Prince George’s), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He also expects discussion about the laws surrounding shotguns, which generally have fewer restrictions than handguns.

“It’s too early, but I’m sure there will be something,” he said. “We call it ‘Sixty Minutes’ legislation – something happens and legislation is introduced.”

We gotta do something!

I should note that the assailant used a double-barrel shotgun, the very type of gun that Joe Biden urged us all to possess instead of AR-15s–and a type of gun that was not banned by Maryland last year. A shotgun was also used at Arapahoe High School.

H/T OverLawyered