Last week The Washington Post quoted a man in Newtown, Connecticut--where all the kids were killed-- saying, "If we can't have an ordinance passed [locally]…what are what are we going to be able to do on a national level…"
I don't know, but another Post story notes that things are happening. The governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, unveiled what the Post called a "sweeping set of proposals." Governors in Maryland, New York and Colorado are pushing reforms.
This is America. Sometimes we mess up; sometimes not. Sometimes we just keep on until we get it about right.
President Obama got health care through and nobody thought that would happen.
I am old enough to remember a southern America that was racially segregated. The South bristled with signs--whites only, no colored, and so on. One famous politician, George Wallace, issued a call: "segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
Good people died to change that, but it did change. I don't know what it will take to change the gun culture, but it's way too early to give up. Keep on. Keep on.