Wayne LaPierre's offer of the NRA's expertise in installing gun turrets in the nation's grammar schools appears stunningly off-base for an organization that's managed to stay relevant in the national gun debate for decades. But cast your gaze off the national stage for a moment, down to the Georgia General Assembly, for the most appalling response to the Connecticut shooting thus far.
A fresh-faced, newly-elected Georgia state representative has just filed four bills in his state legislature aiming to blast away all gun registration and licensing in the wake of the Sandy Hook national tragedy. The bills, which aim to proliferate the presence of guns in this red state, amount to a "splashy public entrance" for Charles Gregory, the representative-elect of a district that includes Kennesaw, Georgia. Kennesaw is home to a still-current 30-year old ordinance that mandates every head-of-household who isn't mentally ill or a felon own and maintain a gun and ammo (with exemptions for conscientious objectors).
Cripple the guns, not the people.