The shooting in Connecticut was a terrible tragedy. All of us grieve for the victims.
We naturally ask ourselves two questions. First, why? And second, how can we prevent a similar future tragedy?
As to the first question, we may never have the answer. We do know the shooter had a history of mental disturbance, although we do not at this point know whether the doctors treating him had evidence sufficient to reasonably expect the man to do harm to himself or others.
We know the guns used were stolen, not acquired through the legal process. And we know the shooter easily defeated the security system at the school.
As to the second question, there is a groundswell of sentiment from the enemies of the Constitution, as well as those too lazy to think the problem through, to infringe on Second Amendment rights in response to this incident.
Such a response would not prevent a similar tragedy. This is not a time for reducing the rights of law-abiding citizens.
Rather, it is a time for enhancing the security of vulnerable school children.
Support a cool-down period for action arising out of this tragedy.
Such a moratorium will allow cooler heads to prevail and prevent atrocious, unacceptable, unconstitutional and unsustainable laws from being passed in the heat of the moment.