Another characteristic of Donald Trump's pervasive failure to lead is his stubborn insistence on acting like a private citizen and not like a president.
'In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the U.S. gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.'
There are many types of political courage. An extreme approach would be to revoke the right to own guns and make ownership so difficult as to discourage most people from trying.