This is written in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Noted here because if you read this a month or two later, things will likely not have changed and you’ll likely have gone about your lives without thinking much about dead children.
These are intended as rhetorical questions because I don’t pretend to have any solutions. Just a few observations in question form…
1. Is the argument in favor of gun control about one person shooting another, or about one person shooting many? Because the former has been happening for decades, while the latter gets big, shocked reactions.
2. Does it matter if the guns used in mass shootings were acquired legally or not? Because it seems that unlawfully acquired guns still exist and would continue to exist in a ‘gun control world’. Beyond the slogans about criminals owning guns, isn’t the only real way to enforce severe gun control a search-and-seizure type of approach towards all citizens? Is that really going to happen in a society that doesn’t require breathalyzers for all cars? (Driving is a privilege, not a right, yet you’ll find very few instances where driving is enforced as stringently as would be suggested for guns.)