There is something I do not understand about the failed gun control legislation that was proposed in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.
The compromise legislation had a loophole specifically to exempt the passing of guns from one family member to another from the need for a check.
In the Newtown episode, Adam Lanza used weapons that were owned by his mother, a gun collector who had shared her enthusiasm for firearms with him.
Given the language of the compromise, I don’t see how any senator who voted against it could use the excuse that the legislation would not have prevented Newtown. It was very carefully written not to prevent another Newtown.