The innocent may be attacked at little or no risk, legislation targeting innocent persons allows a political party, notably the Democrats, to strike a heroic pose while avoiding the difficult if not dangerous task of apprehending and punishing actual violators of life, liberty, and property.
Of course anyone can be a poseur, this takes no effort and entails no personal risk. But when someone takes action it shows the essential emptiness of the posture and that the poseur is a worthless little creep.
Oh, and it hurts the poseur's feelings too.
Farrah Fawcett, before the drugs and the bad plastic surgery.