I agree with you that the evil that visited Newtown, Conn., was unspeakable. But then, you blame the ease with which we allow idiots to purchase and carry guns.
The shooter in Connecticut did not purchase those guns — his mother did. If she had spent just a few bucks and put some trigger locks on them, this would not have happened. I do agree with you again that there is no reason for a private citizen to purchase an assault weapon with a 30 round clip.
I don’t agree with your idea of registering our guns, it is no one’s business but ours. I also don’t agree with requiring a license or instructions for a firearms instructor. What you get is the government in your wallet and they have their hands in there enough.
Doing a background check is good, but then you said before they can get the gun they should go to a firearms class and the instructors would hopefully weed out the idiots.
Now think about this, how is an instructor going to weed out people that may shoot other innocent people? That is not possible. You are trying to restrict personal liberties.
Then you say that we both know no amount of restriction in the world will save every life. And then later, in your article, you say, “smart gun control and a little more intelligence and maybe we can keep all of our first graders alive for Christmas.”
Maybe some intelligence on how to keep guns in your house from children, teenagers or anyone else to have access to them. We don’t need gun control from our congressman or anyone else. Leave our rights to own guns alone.