The tried and true claim of the NRA is that if ANYTHING done to limit access to all guns, no matter what type, is a "slippery slope" leading to taking away American's Second Amendment Right to possess firearms. But that narrative is FALSE. No one wants to take any guns away from law abiding Americans. But this American wants a rational, intelligent DISCUSSION on what can be done on a National level to help those that need serious psychiatric help AND ensure firearms cannot be easily obtained by these folks. Should we require gun owners to keep guns locked when not in use? Should we regulate or ban extended magazines whose sole purpose is to be able to fire multiple rounds? Should we ban sales of guns at "shows" whose sole purpose is to give free access to firearms so that NO background checks be made? We have endured more mass killings recently than I can ever remember. The shootings in Tucson, Aurora, Oregon, and now Newtown, do they cause anyone to give pause and think? If the shooter had been a Radical Muslim on a terrorist mission, you can bet we would all be ready to GET MAD and seek "consequences." But this was an American using his Second Amendment Rights to possess a gun. Unfortunately, he used his guns to commit mass murder. Is there any difference? Really?
Am I the only one that wonders why Republican members of Congress and Fox News make the killing of 4 Americans in Benghazi a national concern demanding a full investigation and discussion to ensure it never happens ever again, yet where are those very same leaders and news outlets when 20 innocent school children are killed in cold blood by evil possessing firearms? Can we talk? Can we please talk?