Oh, the good old days. Leave it to Beaver, the Andy Griffith Show, and a National Rifle Association that told people to be careful with guns and favored laws that kept dangerous people from buying guns.
The most popular speaker for the NRA this year was apparently Sarah Palin. Her version of "the sky is falling" was this statement: "Don't doubt for a minute that... they would ban guns... and gut the Second Amendment."
New York City sent investigators with hidden cameras to seven gun shows across Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada, and we found out just how easy it is for criminals and the mentally ill to walk in and buy guns -- no questions asked.
Even if he didn't mean to, I want to thank Senator John Ensign of Nevada for speaking out about the importance of reducing gun violence as a means of addressing America's skyrocketing health care costs.