Most national polls show that almost 90 percent of the American people -- as in "We the People" -- favor universal background checks for gun sales. It is hard to think about anything else that such a large majority of American's can agree on.
From this common ground, this fundamental belief in the need to protect innocent children, let's begin a national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy of this magnitude from ever happening again.
This Sunday in St. Louis, the NRA plans to host retired Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, a radical Islamophobe who has said there should be "no mosques in America," as keynote speaker of a prayer breakfast at its annual conference.
There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the NRA's mission has nothing to do with its members, but everything to do with protecting the profits of the gun manufacturers who support the organization with big bucks.