While I'm generally pretty pessimistic about attempts to control guns in our insane culture, it occurs to me that not so many years ago, decriminalizing pot or legalizing same sex marriage seemed impossible. Too politically risky. No politician could go there, for fear of being labelled soft on crime or a fringe lunatic of some kind.

Political organization, money spent, arguments made in public, campaigns mounted: and lo and behold, decriminalized pot and legal gay marriage happened in some places. Only if liberals (and sane conservatives) stay angry and organize, spend money, make arguments in public fora, can we expect any progress on this issue. But maybe we can accomplish the politically impossible again.