We've read quite a bit about guns this past week. Cliff gave his opinion below, and of course, we have the intellectual pro-gun response from Ted Nugent, he of Cat Scratch Fever fame, over at CNN. By the way, if I worked for the Brady Campaign, I would desperately try to get Ted Nugent on TV as much as possible to talk about guns. He would single-handedly ensure gun control (and possibly birth control).
I must admit though, I am struggling a bit with this issue. One the one hand, I believe in the Brady Bill. I believe in having background checks at gun shows. And I firmly believe the Assault Weapons ban should be reinstated, and the loopholes removed. I don't care what the NRA says, you don't need an UZI to protect your home.
On the other hand, none of those bills would have prevented this crime. This psychopath walked in and bought a gun legally. I'm not sure what could be done to prevent this kind of tragedy, short of banning guns. And that's not going to happen.
So where does that leave us? Quite honetly, I don't know. But at least it's being talked about once again, and that's a pretty good start. Even if that means more Ted Nugent.