Oh, hush! I'm not talking about hunting rifles or antique gun collections. If you're the proud owner of a Blunderbuss, I don't want you to turn it in. I refer to handguns and automatic and semi-automatic weapons. This country is reverting to the days of the Wild West, and it has to stop. If not, it won't be safe for anyone to go outside without worrying about being gunned down at the mall or at church or in the workplace by some deranged individual who has taken Sarah Palin's website and reckless lock and load oratory to heart. She took her target and cross-hairs maps down in a hurry after the media pointed out that she had targeted Rep. Gaby Gifords, among others.
And, don't forget Sharon Angler's "Second Amendment Solution" rhetoric. That couldn't have escaped Jared Loughner's notice as he searched for validation of what he was planning.
Our politicians are good at scaring the bejeezus out of us with their dire predictions. Maybe this shooting has succeeded in scaring them enough to pass a law or two putting some teeth into the existing gun laws. Maybe they'll send a message to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and the NRA that enough is enough. Maybe it will take more crazies shooting at THEM to get through to them. We'll see.