But the pro-gun lobby is well-funded and gun control has become the third rail of American politics.
You’ll hear the argument that criminals will still get guns. Yes, they will. It doesn’t mean we have to make it easier.
At some point, we have take a larger look than gun control. I would argue that should be first and foremost — how have we become a culture where mass shootings seem to happen with such regularity, and other countries with similar rates of gun ownership do not have the same events happen?
However, I would like to know how James Holmes was able to amass gas canisters, a bulletproof vest, explosives, and an automatic arsenal without raising the alarm of someone. I think that’s a question we must consider. There’s scary implications on both sides — at what point do we sacrifice freedom for security, or security for freedom?
I hope your friends are okay and that you are as well.