Support for stricter U.S. gun laws hasnít jumped as fast or as far in recent weeks as many liberals had hoped and expected. If youíre wondering why, maybe the reason is the shakiness of the publicís trust in government itself.
After the horrific murders three weeks ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, gun-control advocates confidently predicted that a wave of revulsion would sweep the nation. We would, in the popular argot, ďhit the reset button,Ē beginning a fresh debate on new terms.
It hasnít happened that way.
We’ll see. I don’t have much faith in Republicans to not cave.