The fact is the majority of Americans probably have no idea what the gun laws are. They were probably unaware that a felon could buy a weapon at a gun show and walk off with it with no check, no wait period, a minimal effort. Unfortunately for gun enthuisiasts and the NRA mass shootings have put gun laws in the news again and people are becoming aware of what those gun laws are.
It's how things work. A vocal minority with funding can get what they want if nobody else cares but when something gets ****ed up...then people start caring.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
Are the people of Newton somehow precluded from their second amendment rights? what do you feel of the argument that had the teachers who tried to stop the shooter had themselves been armed, in accordance with those same 2nd amendment rights, much of the tragedy could have been avoided? The laws being proposed by the libofascists never would have stopped the newton massacre. Armed teachers just might have. Newton sounds like the perfect place for just such a debate.