Friday, December 21, 2012

All of the Above

Having read and listened to lots of commentary this past weekend, our response to this tragic event should probably be a complicated “all of the above.”

The Connecticut killer allegedly used automatic weapons, which allowed him to fire more rounds than he might have otherwise. No one expects the U.S. to accept European-style gun control, but do our citizens really need military-style assault weapons? Even an armed security person would be challenged trying to intervene in that situation. At some point, we have to draw a line or risk a domestic arms race. Do we all really want to become fully-equipped soldiers?