Untold thousands, perhaps millions, of guns have been sold in recent days because many people believe the government is coming after them all.
President Obama's announcement yesterday of executive orders designed not only to stop mass shootings but everyday killings in major cities begins at the wrong end.
The most innocent of children are the unborn. He wants no protection for them against abortion. When life is cheap at the start, its value is diminished on the streets, in hospitals and nursing homes.
What criminal, gang member or mentally ill person is going to pay attention to a law? The prisons are full of lawbreakers for whom a law was not an impediment.
Armed guards in schools would help. Most of the president's other proposals won't work because we don't respect life and teach we evolved from slime, not that we were created by God. We're paying a price for ignoring God and gun violence is just one example.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: January 17, 2013