Hello All and a Merry Christmas to all amid the sadness we share on the mass murder, especially of innocents, in Connecticut. Dennis, your arguments are emotion based and will do nothing to stop the continuing vicious murders that we all read about frequently. You referred to our society as "civilized". It used to be and you may want to rethink that. I believe it is anything but. I think Joe D'Agostino hit the nail on the head regarding the culturati and the ideologized political leadership pushing God out of the putblic square. The root of the problem is evil. Oh, I forgot, I am being a little "judgemental" aren't I. Sorry! You referred to the mom's assault rifle. Well, her offspring didn't use the rifle, he used two pistols. The rifle was out in the car. I seem to remember Wild Bill Hickock having two pistols. Nothing new there except that you could get a 45 automatic anytime after 1906 or thereabout. Since WWII you could buy M! carbines with 30 round banana clips as surplus. That is an assault rifle. Tell you what; you take the AR15 and I'll take the M1 for a face off and we will see who will be left standing. It could go either way. My point is that this stuff was out there years ago and assaults on this scale did not happen. The society is morally imploding in a thousand different ways. So much for civilized. Pick up the Inquirer on any day and you will see.
In Australia, they introduced draconian gun laws with severe penalties and rounded up the guns. Immediately after, the crime wave with weapons, went through the roof against an unprotected public.
Kevin, I love you dearly and acknowledge you to be the best writer and humorist on this blog (my opinion) but I fail to see the link between the murder of little children and Grover Norquist. It will take tortured logic to establish that one. Remember, no one was stopping the Democrats when for two years they had both houses of congress and the Presidency so if they were sincere they could have made a move then as there would not have been enough NRA Norquistian opposition to stop them. As you would say to me "nice try". Since some are now injecting politics into this tragedy I would like to remind you "gentle reader" that it was the Democrats who booed God at their convention.
Peace on earth to men of good will!