Monday, December 17, 2012

Another Cliff

As always, nearly everyone is saying all the right things.  Gun violence is bad, we have to do something about it.  We can't let it happen again.

Of course, there are the wackos who contend that the answer is more guns.  And that we should not go all hot-headed into talking about gun control right now.

Which has worked up till now.  And, I hate to say it, could work again.

The NRA, which is more a lobbying organization for the arms industry than for gun owners, has gone silent.  They know how to wait it out.

And too many gun control advocates are beginning in the middle.  They are talking about "at least" passing laws of which the majority of NRA members approve.  I actually heard someone suggest that if we only allowed guns with magazines half the size of the ones that were used Friday, then only half the children might have died.

I am hearing way too much reason in this debate and far too little outrage.

"Our friends on the other side of the aisle," as people who are not me like to call republicans, have shown more passion over preventing their taxes from going up.  We should be at least as uncompromising over the matter of assault rifles.

In fact, it would be my preference to immediately make private ownership of all guns illegal, and then we can start from scratch figuring out who really needs to own a gun.

Horrified?  Is that a worse solution than having one more innocent victim killed?

Honestly, that is a cliff that I really wouldn't mind seeing the NRA go over.

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