I watched a few minutes of George Stephanopoulos’ panels this morning, just to get a sense of what’s going on, what the “vibe” is on the Sandy Hook Shooting.
Predictably, it’s the “ban guns” argument. We have too many guns, we only do background checks for 60% of them, it’s easier to buy a gun than a car, we need to get tougher on guns, assault rifles belong in the hands of the military, etc. But they’re all careful to button up their anti-gun tirades with the phrase, “… but we don’t want to take away Americans’ Second Amendment rights.”
Even George Will, one of only two conservatives on (the other was Chaffetz), allowed that the 2nd Amendment doesn’t prohibit the banning of certain types of firearms. Not exactly helping the cause right there; that’s the sort of allowance that leaves a nation to only carry bolt-action deer rifles.
Ladies and gentlemen, build your defenses. The tidal wave is coming. It only hasn’t hit yet because people are holding back, because they are allowing for a period of time for the nation to grieve and don’t want to be seen as “politicizing the tragedy.” Once that minimum span of time is over, the gun-ban movement is going to surge.