It is good that our nation is engaging in a necessary discussion on the
importance of curbing gun violence. It is critical to realize that there
is no single solution and all sides will need to give. If we can't
reach an agreement on an issue as fundamental as this, we may have
reached a point in our nation where we will never agree on anything.
That would indeed be tragic.
This debate provides a wonderful opportunity to understand the art of compromise. We must first realize what is important to both sides. The gun lobbyists are concerned about the Second Amendment and fear an overreaching and more powerful government that could more easily become a dictatorship if the populace is disarmed. The other side is most concerned about unbalanced or angry people having possession of dangerous weapons.