'[C]alls for caution stimulated sales. Buyers feared that restrictive laws would prevent access to the arms market.'
Arguments simply have no grip on people for whom carrying a gun ... is an important part of their identity.
"This shooting is different from the other ones," a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told The New York Times. "I just have a gut feeling — something is going to change."
For now, that "something" boils down to President Donald Trump's very vague, very insufficient promise to ban "bump stocks," [Read more]
The industry and its lobbyists have repeatedly exploited the original sin of fear to advance aggressive pro-gun agendas.
The American reality is a self-made nightmare. It is the nightmare of a country which is killing its children..."
The world is changing, but those in charge in Washington see no need to change the Constitution ... How can such absurdity be explained?
These are moments that briefly unite the country in pain, but the unity ends with the weapons.
Isn’t there less butchery of the kind that took place in Las Vegas on our continent precisely because the sale of weapons is much more strictly regulated?