Rather than worry about gun confiscation, responsible gun owners should start worrying about the Second Amendment hysterics that have been driving the gun-ownership bus for too many years. Just as those who favor abortion rights must realize that they also need to reduce the number of abortions, those who favor gun rights must realize that they need to do more to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and just plain idiots.
Advocates of gun rights also should be advocates of more careful, comprehensive background checks and better record-keeping to ensure that pawnshops and private sellers aren’t funneling guns to criminals and crazies. Finding better ways to trace guns and bullets used in crimes should be a goal.
Responsible gun owners also should think about education. …