Despite Post-Shooting Rhetoric, Little Has Changed
By Tom Knighton
It’s been quite a year over the last 12 months.
This time last year, we were looking at passing the SAFE Act that would put suppressors at your favorite gun stores. We were looking at national reciprocity. Things were looking good.
Then Las Vegas happened.
I don’t even need to say what happened in Vegas–and no, this isn’t a lame “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” joke. We all know damn good and well what happened on October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.
That was followed up by Sutherland Springs, then Parkland. It seemed we were being hammered with mass shootings–a feeling that hasn’t exactly gone away–and we were also being hammered with demands that we curtail the rights of law-abiding citizens in a misguided and ill-informed effort to stop these attacks.
Yet despite public attention waning, little has happened.
An Associated Press review of all firearms-related legislation passed this year, encompassing the first full state legislative sessions since the Las Vegas attack, shows a decidedly mixed record. Gun control bills did pass in a number of states, but the year was not the national game-changer that gun-control advocates had hoped it could be.
Even in a year that included …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms