When 9-11 occurred, the Bush White House saw an opportunity to scare folks into supporting the Patriot Act that compromised American freedoms – having nothing to do with national security.
Now that we’ve had this most recent shooting, Trump and his minions are working up alternative arguments, like immigration would make a difference, and talking about domestic terrorism, and giving lip service to mental health. INTENDING – to do nothing – AGAIN – to change our gun laws.
Today, there are reports that we have people running for cover at Times Square because of a back fire.
Australia spun on a dime when their national security was at risk. Reform was a nationwide almost overnight phenomenon.
We have to re-set the gun culture to a base line that may be further reduced.