A year after the Newtown school was devastated by a gunman, our state and federal governments have still failed to address gun violence. New York passed a gun law targeting mentally ill patients. In Congress, a gun control law was introduced, but failed.
The proponents of gun rights have become louder. They insist that the right to bear arms is an absolute right, which it is not. A child attending school has the right not to be shot. Yet the government does nothing, and the shootings continue.
As guns are trafficked across state lines, gun control is constitutionally a federal issue. Congress needs to again take up the issue, and pass reasonable gun regulations.