We all mourn the loss of life and the injuries sustained in the movie theater. It is horrific. However, on average, 55 people are shot every day in the U.S. The big massacres get our attention, but the daily attrition has a dull impact.
I do not expect this petition to result in repeal of the 2nd Amendment any time soon. I am not politically naive. The two major political parties are cowed by NRA. They think enactment of the 1993 Assault Weapons ban caused the 1994 Republican resurgence. That law expired quiety in 2003. It would have prevented sale of the AR-15 used in Aurora. Neither of the Presidential candidates will address the Aurora massacre as a policy debate. Few running for Congress will do so. Groundswell support must come from us before a political dialogue can take place. And repeal of the 2nd Amendment kicks out the mystical quality of gun "rights" so we can have a sensible discussion on what the limits for a sane society should be. Please sign up.