According to this Associated Press story, New Jersey could become the nation’s fifth state and the first in nine years to make it illegal for people to buy more than one handgun a month. In explaining why she sponsored the legislation, Assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley said “I personally can see no reason why anyone would want to go out and buy guns in multiples.”

Now is it me, or does this beg the question: Then why do you need the new law?