Somehow this cake, excessive gun ownership and the reservoir
of enraged Americans who wish to use them on innocent people, has to be unbaked. Simply saying that it is in the Constitution is no answer. The interpretation of the extent of the Second Amendment is disputed everywhere, and a majority of the US public is generally opposed to the situation as it is now, but the Gun Lobby is "the best justice money can buy", in otherwords, no justice at all.
Connecticut has one of the best sets of gun laws in the US. and this happened despite that. Connecticut also has an assault weapons ban, dating back to 1999, but this young man, through his mother, owned one. He has to have gotten it out of state and brought it back to Connecticut unless it was left behind by his father. Again, saying that people will circumvent the law, so let's not have any, is no answer. Is that what we do with regard to any and all crime? People will commit crimes. That simple fact does not invalidate laws prohibiting murder, rape, arson, robbery, or dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
And what is it in America's soul that creates and coddles and encourages this behaviour? America is out of step with all but the Third World in this regard.
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