Dan Baum's Gun Guys: A Road Trip, takes the discussion of guns to unexpected amiable territory. It's an education for anyone the slightest bit curious about why gun owners are so passionate about their guns. The stories are alive, engaging and earnest.
Just as prosecuting those who lied on their gun permit applications might deter them from future criminal activity, so might the brokers of Wall Street and the bankers be deterred, were some of them to spend some time in prison.
The real difference between the U.S. and UK isn't that they are watching different movies or playing different video games. It's guns. We have close to 300 million guns legally owned while the UK has only approximately 1.8 million guns.
Turn off the TV. Put down the newspaper. There is only one appropriate response to this horrific gun tragedy and all of its predecessors. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, and, most importantly, tell your elected-Representatives in Washington, "Enough."
My tenure with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will be ending, but I will remain engaged in the movement to reduce gun violence in America. For me, working for a safer America is more than just a job.
If President Obama truly wants a system that no longer allows countless violent criminals to "effortlessly" avoid background checks, eventually he will have no choice but to confront the NRA, and defeat it.
Chicago is not alone. Americans across the country from Ft. Hood to campuses in Dekalb and Blacksburg to the Pentagon and Columbine continue to wonder how dangerous individuals have access to deadly weapons.