Twenty children died Friday. Is that not enough to spark serious debate on curtailing military style weaponry and fully funding mental health services? If not, I ask how many children have to be shot in school before action is taken.
The competing arguments in the legal war are (a) the government's right to protect public safety and prevent crime, versus (b) an individual's Second Amendment right to protect his home with a handgun.
Across America, lax concealed carry laws arm and embolden too many shooters who react to slight provocations with deadly force. The result is an untold number of innocent lives lost, families decimated and communities shaken.