Among the usual comments of support and resolution after the murder of five Dallas police officers, Attorney General Loretta Lynch was sure to sound a recurring theme of the Obama administration – the problem is guns. Did she mention the self avowed racism of Micah Xavier Johnson? Not a syllable. But she made sure to say that “we must take a hard look at the ease with which wrongdoers can get their hands on deadly weapons.”
Politicians always fall back on their core beliefs. Key among them: Civilians shouldn’t have access to firearms. Period. Not just criminals, all Americans. The only difference lately: they’ve been a lot less reluctant to express that thought.