NRA says a good guy with a gun is the answer because gun-free schools make easy targets. What of churches, movie theaters and shopping centers? Should we arm ministers, rabbis and priests? Columbine had an armed guard. Enough said.
How about requiring trigger locks, limiting magazines to six shots, mandatory gun-safety training and the same regulations for buying guns at gun shows as in gun stores? Why not make ownership of assault weapons or hollow-nosed bullets a felony but first buy them back at fair prices with no penalty?
None of these steps would impinge our rights. But if we do not act, the rules will ultimately be made by cossetted city-dwellers who have never hunted or fired a gun.