It seems to me that the ever-increasing incidence of gun related violence, and the ever increasing sensationalism of those incidents by the media, has served not to bring us together in search of a solution, but, rather, has polarized us even more.
One side screams, "weapons of war." The other side seeks to preserve the Second Amendment and our liberty. Neither side wants to see school children slaughtered.
Think about this: When was the last time you heard of a mass shooting at an airport? Airports have metal detectors and x-ray machines. They make you take off your shoes. It's a nuisance. But it works. And, I don't recall anybody worrying about Second Amendment rights when it was implemented. Why aren't we doing this at our schools? Are wealthy business travelers and tourists more important than school children? Or, is school safety not the real goal?
At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, and considering some of the current administrations actions, I have to wonder if disarming law abiding citizens isn't the goal.
Frank W. Lathen