My father was murdered by a handgun-wielding assailant, so the firearms debate is personal for me. And I'm routinely disappointed by how disingenuous it is on both sides. I worry that each party just wants to mobilize its base and raise campaign funds rather than solve tough policy problems.
Next time you hear a politician offer a simplistic solution, here are some questions to ask.
If the politician favors gun control:
1. What will tougher laws accomplish when there are already roughly two guns in circulation for every American adult? Are you proposing the mass seizure of firearms? It's not just the Second Amendment that's at issue, but the Fifth, which...