Semi-automatics may be purchased today only if the store gets permission from the FBI or a state agency, and may not be sold to people who fit into one of nine categories - felons, domestic-violence offenders, persons found mentally ill or alcoholic, etc.
Instead, the rise in mass murders parallels the rise:
"People who are serious about preventing the next Newtown should embrace greater funding for mental health, strong laws for civil commitment of the vio-lently mentally ill - and stop kidding themselves that pretend gun-free zones will stop killers," he writes.
Maybe so. Certainly, focusing solely on disarming the law-abiding has not produced the desired results.