I've been holding off commenting on the tragedy from last week here mainly because I thought it was the best thing to do. Though that didn't mean I stayed out of the fray.
Monday, I got into a row with some folks here in town in the online version of the town paper. Within hours of the event, a poster on the entry posted that if you are not in agreement with Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia regard semi automatic rifles, then you are "as evil as the gunman or gunmen that commit these acts of violence".
So I've been poking folks in the eye, mostly with tact and diplomacy, regarding their emotional outbursts. With some it has worked, and with others, not so much.
It's been covered more in depth by bigger and better than me, but as soon as I heard there may have been a SA rifle involved, I looked up the laws in CT about these types of rifles, and surprise surprise, they have the same ban as the '94 Clinton Fiasco.
I've also been interviewed by the same paper. No word yet on when that piece will hit the presses, but I spent the better part of 20 minutes educating the 'journalist' about gun laws and features and how with all the laws on the books that everybody has been screaming about for a week straight, not one single law stopped what happened, and another law passed won't stop the next one.
So, here we are. Waiting for the other shoe to drop.