Today in Gun Reform (or the Lack Thereof)

CNN: Dick's Sporting Goods Suspends Sale of Certain Semi-Automatic After Shooting. Apparently no one at Dick's Sporting Goods knew that semi-automatic rifles could be used to kill lots of people very quickly until just recently. Ahem.

HuffPo: Sandy Hook Shooting Sparks Gun Sales Surge. Of course it did. I don't know about you, but I am increasingly concerned about being killed by some gun-toting fuckbrain with fantasies of heroic vigilantism who mistakes a French loaf for a sawed-off shotgun at the grocer than I am by someone who intends to kill a bunch of strangers.

Politico: Republican Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) Says It's "Time to Have a Discussion" About Arming School Officials. Yep. Just another excellent idea from the brain trust known as the Republican Party.

TPM: Tennessee Considers Training and Arming Schoolteachers to Protect Against Shootings. Again: Perfect.

(Aside: I know it's SO SHOCKING that the gun lobby would talk out both sides of its mouth, but "keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill" and "arm teachers" effectively means that no one with psychological disabilities can become an educator. Another solid idea from the Great Ideas Team! Because kids with psychological disabilities never benefit from having teachers who can tell them, "I understand, because I'M LIKE YOU.")

New York Post: Adam Lanza's Weapons.
Has technology rendered the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution obsolete?

That is, has the application of modern military design to civilian firearms produced a class of weapons too dangerous to be in general circulation?

We say: Yes.

...Weapons designed expressly to kill human beings, and then modified (wink wink) to meet the federal machine-gun ban, have no legitimate place in American society.

Time to get rid of them.
When the New York Post is a voice of reason, we have officially derailed as a nation.

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