Liberals Need to Be Honest About the Second Amendment

Last week’s shooting of two broadcast journalists in Virginia by an apparently crazed former co-worker was a uniquely horrific crime in that it was filmed and put on social media by the murderer. But the aftermath of this atrocity is quite typical of any murder involving gun violence. The incident generated an avalanche of calls for more gun control laws, including comments by President Obama, the parents of one of the victims, as well as the usual liberal media organs such as the New York Times editorial pageBut now that we are moving past the period when such tragedies provoke the usual knee-jerk reactions from both sides, it might be the moment when we can ask for something that is curiously missing from the debate about guns in this country: honesty.