One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.
Until we become smart enough to recognize what other civilized countries have found -- that stricter gun control saves lives -- we're destined to repeat the tragedies of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and Virginia Tech again and again and again.
Maybe we should create a risk assessment tool for gun worthiness. In all seriousness, shouldn't all Americans -- especially those who manufacture and sell guns -- welcome the prospect of better predictability given the news of late?