Epidemics can’t be allowed to fester. There must be an answer. There must be a way to stop this one.
For those who are so certain they know the answer — the answer, for them, being new restrictions on gun ownership — the stumbling block is amazingly simple. This is a political problem; it’s cowardice — fear of the gun lobby.
After all, liberals and Democrats made aggressive advances toward gun control in the early 1990s, only to have their hats handed to them politically. The only time President Obama mentioned guns in 2012 was to discuss his support of hunting.
If cowardice is the fear of action, the only antidote is action. Any political problem has a political solution. The gun lobby is a bogeyman, to be feared only because he is not properly challenged. The country is changing; Sandy Hook will change it further. Do something. Act.
Never mind that the only enumerated constitutional right to material objects is the right to keep and bear arms. Never mind that the jurisprudence of the past decade and the acts of state legislatures who represent the views of local constituents have moved toward more gun freedom, rather than less.