Well, maybe we're talking now (about gun safety)

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I cheer for and applaud the high schoolers in Parkland who have said "Enough!" and bravely stood up to the gun lobby and their bankrolled lawmakers and media spinsters, even as the same seeks to ignore, discredit and belittle their efforts.

But soon after, several blue or purple states, including Colorado, California, Connecticut and Maryland, passed some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Even when it potentially hurts the corporate bottom line.

Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods announced curbs on gun sales earlier. Could it be some Far Left or Fake News organization seeking to capitalize on the recent tragedy to advance their agenda of taking away citizens' gun-ownership rights?

When these pages decried the gun violence that killed 58 concertgoers and injured 500 more at the hands of a madman with "machine gun" in Las Vegas, we said more such tragedies were likely on the way.

"There is this idea", he said, "that with our gun culture, we can't upset the apple cart, we can't change it, because for so many people this is a part of their tradition". To consider it narrowly, the definition does not include shootings tied to gang disputes or robberies that went awry, and it does not include shootings that took place exclusively in private homes. No kid should have to think about what should we do if a shooter comes in. First National Bank offered two NRA cards, each with a $40 bonus for NRA members. They include three rental vehicle suppliers, Avis, Budget and Hertz, and two airlines, United and Delta. Simplisafe, MetLife, Chubb, and Teladoc joined them. The actions taken by the gun stores have been criticised as well as praised on the companies' social media sites.

Everybody seems to get it.

The NRA's Political Victory Fund ran its first ad against Strickland in July when the Ohio Senate race was still competitive, and the 30-second spot illustrates the gun group's tactics.

What I did not expect, what no one expected, is what has occurred since that column was published.

President Donald Trump hit a nerve with gun-rights enthusiasts this week after suggesting firearms should be confiscated from potentially unsafe people without a court's approval, remarks that raised concerns among conservatives about his respect for the concept of due process. His support for other reforms remains unclear from day to day.

"Those who face gun violence on a level that we have only just glimpsed from our gated communities have never had their voices heard in their entire lives the way that we have in these few weeks alone", González tweeted. Despite the NRA pouring more than$1 million into ads against him, Northam easily defeated Republican Ed Gillespie. "We're going to continue to this fight". This moment does feel different, though, largely because the teen-age survivors of the Parkland shooting have commanded the national stage with their raw and righteous indignation. I would later learn just how much: The Anti-Defamation League named me one of the top 10 Jewish journalists to be attacked by the alt-right during the election season. Cagle's opposition effectively prevents the tax break from becoming law.

You should thank the NRA. Not when assault weapons are used to murder school children.

In fact, the current Congress appears to be headed in the opposite direction of common sense gun restrictions.

Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, said in a statement that "we have the Second Amendment and due process of law for a reason".

Sam Massell, the former Atlanta mayor who is now the head of the Buckhead Coalition business group, told The New York Times the Delta quagmire is "embarrassing". Banning semi-automatic weapons won't end crime or gun deaths, but it sure will make it harder to kill innocent children in a school setting. "That's backwoods stuff that doesn't belong at all".

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