I say this with great hesitancy, but it's beginning, just beginning, to look as if some modest, very modest, gun control legislation might pass this year. I know, I know it's a long shot. I did say "might."
E.J. Dionne, a columnist not famous for fairy tales, says in today's Washigton Post, "This week Patrick Leahy, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is expected to announce plans to start marking up gun bills to be sent to the Senate floor." Wow.
No one will suggest banning guns. The Second Amendment to the Constitution forbids that: "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
What's being talked about are smaller changes--ban magazines with very large numbers of bullets, require background checks of would-be buyers, and the like.
Gun control has always lost in America. This time? We can only wait and see.