“Anti-Second Amendment advocates have also demanded a ban on semi-automatic weapons (which is essentially every firearm in America)”
Ludicrous. Far more revolvers, bolt action, lever action and pump action weapons in America. The author is ignorant of “American gun culture”.
That said, I like the way Trump handled this. He gave an amorphous, non-committal “yes” to the gun grabbers in the heat of the moment, then started the “slow walk” and qualifying statements.
And now it’s fizzled in the minds of America’s mothers.
And nothing will come out of the passionate outrage on the left.