When driving home in carpool after school, an argument on the radio caught my already spurred attention towards the arguments regarding the Second Amendment after the Connecticut shooting.
A caller was stating that adjustments should be made to the Second Amendment and that the current form was not adequate. Tom Sullivan, whose show was on, made the retort that making "small adjustments", as he ridiculed it, was hilarious. He asked the caller how he would feel if he said that he didn't like what he was saying and that he was going to make small adjustments to the freedom of speech. This is absolutely wrong. To compare the two just cannot be done.
When something is stretched so much that people have the ability to buy an assault rifle and commit terrible and sickening crimes, it is obvious that there is something wrong. "...I would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress," said president of the NRA David Keene. Why? Is there something so preposterous, something that matters so much, causing such resistance? "I don't think ultimately they are going to get [new limits on the size of ammunition clips], either," David Keene added.
I don't understand why. What makes it so hard to be able to stop something as terrible as the recent shooting?