The problem is, once they start smelling blood in the water, the sharks come out.
As gun owners, if we could just experience the grief and sorrow along with the rest of the country, instead of having it intruded upon by that impending feeling of doom about what the media, the politicians, and the people in society who don’t much care for civilian gun ownership are going to do to our lives, liberty and often times livelihood? If we could go through something like this without worrying how much we’re going to be the scapegoats?
December 14, 2012
From Hickenlooper Says “Time is Right” for Gun Control and Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
[I'm not quite as pessimistic as Sebastian is over the political fallout from the shooting in Connecticut. In part because it is my understanding that handguns were used rather than "evil black rifles". Handguns are specifically called out as being protected in the Heller decision.
Still, he is correct. The sharks will smell blood and we will likely have to play some defense for a while. My expectation is that restrictions on magazine capacity will take point.
And those worries are not what we should be focusing on. We should be grieving and dealing with the emotional trauma.
Our political response probably should be focusing on getting rid of victim disarmament zones and pointing out what a dangerous failure the "gun free zones" experiment was and is. Perhaps now is the turning point where people can see gun control doesn't work and it just cost the lives of some of the people we value the most.—Joe]