The massacre of school children in Connecticut was to be the wake-up call America needed.
Urged by politicians and media conglomerates, citizens were supposed to take to the streets and demand stronger, greater, more effective laws to stop gun violence.
Hope and change were on the way. The tipping point had been reached.
Pro-gun and Second Amendment advocates were invited on TV news shows, not just to have their views challenged but to be personally insulted, mocked and accused of murder.
NRA president Wayne LaPierre, was declared “The Craziest Man on Earth” on the front page of the New York Daily News.
Mild-mannered college professor John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime” was shouted down and declared a liar by CNN’s Piers Morgan.
Another New York newspaper, the Journal News, printed the names and addresses of every licensed gun owner in their coverage area, ostensibly so that their gun-fearing neighbors could take adequate steps to protect their children.
And then a funny thing happened. Gun owners decided they weren’t going to take it anymore. At least, they weren’t going to take it lying down.
A White House petition to deport Morgan back to his native Great Britain garnered more than 80,000 signatures. A second petition to keep him in America was also started. But, amusingly, it originated in Great Britain.