Another gun related tragedy.
A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said.
The children were all between the ages of 5 and 10. Is this a good enough time to have a rational debate on gun control and, if not, then when the hell would a good time be? How much longer will the NRA and gun nuts be allowed to have a stranglehold on this issue?
Meanwhile in Michigan…
The most sweeping rewrite of Michigan’s concealed handgun law in more than a decade includes details that go well beyond opening so-called “gun free zones” to hidden weapons.
The state House on Thursday passed the bill 68-41 and sent it to Gov. Rick Snyder, one of many laws sped through a lame-duck session that did not conclude until early Friday morning.
Aside from allowing concealed pistols in schools and other places, a number of measures are aimed at streamlining a permit process critics say remains far from uniform statewide.
Private-property owners can still ban the weapons under trespass laws, but not schools and other public venues…