Well, here’s something ironic for you. Ezra Klein, after writing this laudably honest admission about policy responses to atrocities like the Newtown mass murder:
I’ll tell you what scares me: I don’t think we know how to prevent a tragedy like the Newtown massacre. The more information that emerges on the killings, the less effective any of the potential policy remedies appear to be.
…and listing some of the most common rhetorical arguments, pros and cons, Klein then promptly brings up the thought of seeing if there’s a way to restrict handgun purchases… despite the fact that nobody at Newtown was murdered with one. In fact, he’s pretty explicit in trying to come up with a way to generalize a response to the aforementioned atrocity. And they wonder why pro-2nd Amendment folks don’t trust anti-gun Democrats…
PS: We will have no consensus on what to do about awful events like Newtown until we come to a consensus on what constitutes ‘sick,’ ‘crazy,’ and ‘evil.’ Sorry to say that, but that’s how I see it.