Opinions About Gun Violence Have Changed
Why not? One simple reason is that Congress and the White House are both in the hands of Republicans,
who generally aren't eager to impose restrictions on firearms. But maybe the Republicans are in power
partly because of the new mood that has settled over the issue of gun violence.
It has become clear over the years that most of these spectacular episodes are so freakish that they are not
amenable to regulatory solutions. It has also become clear that any imaginable gun-control laws are not
likely to have much effect on crime in America.
Even the staunchest anti-gun organizations made only perfunctory efforts to capitalize on the Minnesota
shootings. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun... View More »