Reports from around the country show a strong interest in firearms:
Seemingly oblivious to the fact they’re losing the culture war, the Times calls upon Obama to go after Congress on the issue:
“… Mr. Obama talked about starting “a broader conversation” about reducing gun violence. The best place to start is in Congress, which has been grossly negligent toward constituent safety for the past 20 years as it bows to the demands of the gun lobby … Mr. Obama is free of the pressures of campaigning — and free to lead the nation toward sensible laws that can help reduce the flood of guns and related homicides. The need for strong leadership on this issue is growing as statehouse politicians cave to ever more lethal demands from the gun lobby …”
Congress, however, is not free of re-election worries and that should keep any gun control proposals bottled up, assuming Obama even cares enough about the issue to try and do something on it.