“No one tragedy — no matter how horrible — is going to be enough to create the sustained public will that’s necessary to create change on this issue.” And there you have it. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence admits to politico.com that waving the bloody shirt won’t git ‘er done in terms of civilian disarmament. This is not a view shared by The Mayors Against Illegal Guns. “I think the country and indeed the president have reached the tipping point not because of one mass shooting but because of an aggregate drip, drip, drip of more and more mass shootings,” said MAIG’s Mark Glaze. “Every time this happens, it throws additional fuel on a fire already blazing pretty high.” I’m gonna disagree with both of these anti-gun agitators. The left is waiting, anticipating even, a spree killing that ticks off all the “right” boxes . . .
If a crazed NRA member kills children in the name of anti-tyranny, the left will pounce on it like a lion on a wounded gazelle. The gloves will come off. Presidential executive orders? (If Mark Glaze can mix his metaphors so can I.) Sure. Maybe some kind of proactive p0lice action against militias, the NRA and maybe even NRA members.
As for the Naval Yard killing adding fire to a blazing desire for “gun safety,” no. That fire is not blazing. Not after the post-Newtown defeat of background checks and the Colorado pushback. And the public knows that not all spree killings are the same.
Still, God help us.