I would like to direct this writing to those Americans that advocate for gun control or for assault weapon bans. There is good news and very bad news towards the success of a ban or control of guns.
The so-called tragedy of the Newtown massacre has elevated the gun control discussion like no other because most of the victims were our most innocent ones (ages 5 to 10). President Obama had our nation’s flag flying at half staff.
Wow! Too bad he didn’t take a more serious tone when he and Mitt Romney were asked about gun control during the debate (but that’s another issue I have).
All over the world, people are debating why America has so much more killings with guns (over 30,000 in 2011) than any other developed nation. For gun control proponents, this is your best time.
Now for the very bad news, there will be no bans on assault weapons, all guns or any major gun control for the foreseeable future. In this country, once a freedom is given to the majority of the public and the public has a strong embrace toward that freedom, there is no chance of the government taking it back. Ask the people in Egypt after they had a small taste of what democracy is all about. There is no going back for them (good luck with that, Muslim Brotherhood).
We that see the events in Newtown, Conn., as shameful on our adults and lawmakers will get over it until the next expected mass shooting. Those who believe the 2nd Amendment includes weapons that soldiers on the battlefield carry will also mourn. The only difference is one group believes more guns keeps “law abiding” Americans safer and the other group believes this is the new normal for gun-happy America.