He appears to be sadly naive in regard to the political agenda at the root of this (in the same way various bishops were gullibly in favor of Obamacare before the actual impact of the law on the Church became apparent). Amazing how many churchmen still fail to see the connection between creeping government control, socialism and the consequent loss of religious freedom.
Frankly, I wish bishops would keep a low profile in regard to topics unrelated to Church teaching. Often they do more harm than good when they opine on political matters.
He reminded his readers that he is no expert on the particulars of gun control legislation, but he maintained that there can be no denying that, in the wake of Newtown, Aurora, Blacksburg, Tucson, Columbine, and almost countless other horrific and senseless deaths by guns, that something must be done.
He shoulda left it at that: "I don't know nothin'`'bout no legislation, but (glances upowards, wrings hands) somebody do sumpthin'!"
The #1 worst fault of our pink-faced, causelessly smiling USCCB bishops (other than the pink faces and the smiles) is this urgent, restless sense that they've got to say somethng about everything.
Just do your job, OK?