Guns making a big bang at close of 2012
The Kansas City Star
Gun shows in Kansas City and elsewhere drew heavy crowds despite the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut about a week ago.
Reuters reports that that assault weapons drew a lot of traffic at the R.K. Gun & Knife show at the exposition center near Kansas City International Airport. People are concerned that President Barack Obama’s re-election will result in gun laws being tightened particularly those that might ban semi-automatic firearms. Other gun shows in Pennsylvania and Texas drew heavy crowds in time for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Instead of people turning away from guns because of so many mass killings, certain persons based on fear are drawn to firearms even more. The National Rifle Association plans an all-out effort in Congress in 2013 to prevent lawmakers from enacting legislation that would limit gun rights.
If only as much money and political capital were invested in keeping the public safe from gun injuries and deaths. And then there is that little matter about the fiscal cliff.