I’ve gone through the President’s proposals for gun control, and for the life of me, I can not see how anything he suggested is even remotely controversial. Like this, for example:
The proposals also would require criminal background checks for all gun sales, closing the longstanding loophole that allows gun buyers to avoid such checks by purchasing their weapons at gun shows or from a private seller. The background database, in place since 1996, has stopped 1.5 million sales to felons, fugitives, convicted domestic abusers and others, but today nearly 40 percent of all gun sales are exempt from the system.
Can you imagine the reaction to this if instead of drugs, we were talking about something else- like pharmaceuticals. Can you imagine a world where there are all sorts of rules, regulations, and enforcement of drugs sold in pharmacies (to include sinus meds), but that 40% of the oxycontin and other opiates and birth control and plan B and everything else were sold in drug shows in campgrounds all over the country by overweight shady characters wearing Don’t Tread on Me t-shirts?
How long do you think that situation would last?