I never thought I'd write this, but it looks as if Congress--yes, that Congress--might approve some sort of gun control legislation this year. Wow. I did it. I wrote that.
I don't, of course, mean that the government is going to take away anybody's gun. But some restrictions--background checks before you buy, limits on how many rounds a magazine can hold--those kinds of things might actually pass. Proof? Well, the Senate voted to debate gun control this week. The vote was 68--31--a big enough margin to defeat a filibuster.
And it's not just guns. A bipartisan group has been working on immigation. They've reportedly made some progress. And education, and--well, there are even more.
It may all vanish like winter snow, of course, but wouldn't it be wonderful if Congress, after years of posturing, finally woke up, took itself seriously and started passing laws to deal with problems?
I know, I know, but wouldn't it?