I’m thinking that the op-ed and editorial writers at the Wall Street Journal should take a look at this news article by Laura Meckler and Gary Fields on their reporting staff. Perhaps they are not aware of this alternative to arming teachers and guidance counselors, school nurses and psychologists, librarians and college professors, pastors and parishioners, ticket-takers and concession stand operators, and government employees with assault weapons and semiautomatic handguns. Just to make it. easier, I’ll emphasize the money line:
The White House is looking at various options, and the scope and details of the president’s approach aren’t clear. One possibility likely to be considered is a ban on high-capacity magazines, the devices attached to firearms that store large numbers of bullets and reload them rapidly.
A 1994 ban on assault weapons that expired in 2004 included a ban on ammunition magazines that held more than 10 rounds. Recent shootings, including the one Friday, have involved firearms with much more capacity, allowing a shooter to fire many more shots before having to reload, which could allow someone to intervene
I know from reading your opinion commentary following the mass murder in Newtown that that’s what you want — to make it easier for bystanders to intervene to stop the shooter — right?