Congress Passes Gun Control Legislation...Sort Of
Don't get me wrong. I am quite happy that Congress finally deemed a massacre that could have easily been prevented worthy of some kind of legislative response (lets see...you know someone is freakin nuts, they have been in "the system," ie a judge declared them freakin nuts, so it's probably good idea to share that information with those who might sell them high-caliber weaponry).
But it still saddens me that this is the best they can do. One of these days it is going to be 19 terrorists at 19 different locations (and no I don't necessarily mean Al Qaeda, perhaps it will be the Alabama-militia kind, recently caught with an arsenal worthy of Mullah Omar and plans for mass-murder). Think about the mayhem that would occur if on one day at colleges, airports, bus stations, malls, parks, movie theatres, etc, throughout the country, the same number of terrorists whe perpetrated 9/11 just start spraying crowds with bullets because of some irrational grievance.
Let's hope this day never comes. But we have come quite close to it already. There is a reason an Al Qaeda manual found in Afghanistan instructed its members to buy guns in the United States, because it was so "easy" to do here. And there is no reason, if this legislation is the best Congress can do, to think that this sort of day is not in our future.