Monday, July 23, 2012
Despite the stern and ominous warnings from the NRA and the conservative right, Obama never "took away their guns." In fact, he has made no attempt whatsoever to tighten gun control laws. Maybe he should have. It probably would never have worked, given how guns are an everyday part of American life and how strong the gun lobby is in Washington. But make no mistake, guns are EVERYWHERE. That prospect has even affected how I behave, knowing that at any given moment I am around people with guns. I don't want to rub the wrong person the wrong way at the wrong time. It's simply not worth it. And I just don't understand our fascination with the damn things. I just don't get it.