A local news reader called me up to talk about guns. “Do you think teachers should be armed?” I asked her. “Well, uh, no,” she replied. “Why not?” Pause. “Because there could be an accident,” she said. “So how many accidents have there been in states that allow teachers to carry? And how do you balance that against a spree killing?” “Look,” she said, sounding distinctly bored. “You told me how you feel about guns. Other people have other feelings. I have my feelings about them–” “You just said the word ‘feelings’ three times, I interrupted. “Are we really going to base public policy on feelings?” If so, I’m angry at Adam Lanza. I’m sad that no one was there to protect the children, teachers and administrators at Sandy Hook. And I’m hopeful that Americans’ gun rights will persevere. But I am not ashamed. How do you feel?