Saturday, April 4, 2009

Guns out of Control

Thirteen more people were killed in a mass shooting yesterday. In the last month, 40 people have been killed, and others have been grievously injured. Our politicians have been thunderously silent about these deaths. Oh, there's been some tut-tutting, politicians expressing regret and outrage, and praying for the victims, until the next shooting occurs, and the whole sorry charade is replayed.

We can do better on this one. Waiting periods, background checks, and automatic weapon bans work. None of this should imperil the constitutional rights of deer hunters and skeet shooters. Until reasonable regulations are implemented, the killings will continue. We know the NRA's position on gun control. What's the NRA's position on mass shootings?