This shooting spooked her in a brand new way.
I think there's going to be a lot of people who now feel the same way as your wife.
I've previously posted that I wasn't too worried about Obama taking up gun control, that it wasn't worth the political capital he'd have to expend. Twenty dead kindergartners changes things. I now firmly believe that we'll see myriad new gun control laws coming down the pipe in response to yesterday's tragedy and there won't be a damn thing the NRA can do to stop it. Obama now has the political capital he needs and, most importantly, he'll have full support from those minority and female voters who returned him to the White House.
Come Christmas morning when Americans turn on their TVs and see images of grieving parents, unopened presents and little kid-sized coffins being lowered in to the ground, every minivan-driving soccer mom in the land is going to be screaming for Obama to do something.
They should be screaming for schools to be better protected. They should demand that the “Gun Free Zone” signs be taken down. Schools advertise to psycho killers and those with temporary insanity or rage that they can come on in, and no one will stop them from doing terrible evil.
If I was one of the parents, I’d be asking why this guy with two average hand guns was able to kill 20 kids and no one was equipped to stop him. It will be interesting to find out how many minutes went by in this incident and how many times he needed to reload. There are two big picture questions from this incident that should be asked; Is it possible to get rid of all guns? Why are responsible protectors unarmed while murderers are armed?
These soccer moms should ask; why are you forcing us to leave our children unprotected?
We need to argue for allowing those who are entrusted with our children to defend them if the need arises.