Even after the horrors of Connecticut, it is doubtful that Congress would pass a sweeping gun control law, but something can be done. There are two sides to this story.
Changing attitudes and fixing things are a process. Many gun owners think there is a conspiracy against them, which there isn’t. Egged on by the National Rifle Association, they say that any gun regulation leads to the banning of all private ownership of guns. That will never happen.
But why would a guy who shoots skeet need to protect the use of assault weapons, like AR-15’s with huge clips in them? Nobody on the street needs those.
So we should demand and expect small steps acceptable to everyone, including the likely swing voter on the Supreme Court: Anthony Kennedy. We should be able to do this:
–End the sale of assault weapons, automatic and semi-automatic.
–End the sale of large ammo magazines.
–Regulate the activities of gun shows and online gun sales
—Debate, review and tighten gun licensing laws nationwide.
Let’s get real on all sides and achieve the possible.