The coming assault on gun rights,following the horrific events at Newtown were both predictable and pointless. The Gun control lobby will always exploit these tragedies to further their aim of gun confiscation. I was impressed with the NRA statement that addresses the core problem in these incidents.Mental health and the effect on our children of violent media.
I do not fear that the introduction of the assault weapons ban will go anywhere. The mere announcement has generated the biggest gun buying spree since the presidents election. It is ironic that the stated aims of the control lobby .to reduce the availability of firearms has had the opposite effect.
My worry is that all these new gun owners will have little or no training and will rely on Hollywood movies to supply it. There are 100,000000 (one hundred million) gun owners in our country. They take a dim view of attempts to usurp the US constitution and its second amendment. So I am confident that the Senate and congress will squash any attempts to put the blame for madman's action,on the guns they use. By all means lets have a frank and sensible discussion on guns ,but in my view The president,Vice President and gun ban fanatics should have no part in it. They have proved their intentions time and time again,and those intentions have nothing to do with reducing incidents like Sandy Hook.