a nation divided, 12
Edwards was right about there being two Americas. He just misidentified them. Compare: “Move to arm teachers picks up steam in TN” — though opponents say we need to leave the protecting up to the professionals, private citizens not being up for the task, evidently.
…and contrast: “Giffords and Kelly Launch Their Own Anti-Gun Lobby” — ironic, given that it was private citizens who jumped in and prevented Jared Loughner from reloading, then subdued him. And who knows, maybe had he been hit by a concealed .40 JHP rather than a folding chair, the carnage would have been even less severe.
But even though private citizens likely saved her life, Giffords believes now is the time to turn many of them into potential felons.
No good deed goes unpunished, I guess.