'Gun control has the aspect of an intractable problem when it is anything but. Inexplicably and abhorrently, we have decided to live with periodic human sacrifices. If the president come up with anything at all, it will be a remedy just marginal enough to give themselves cover, denying Democrats a powerful campaign issue. He will keep talking compromise and hope that things settle down by September, when Congress gets back. But point-blank: Our Republican leaders are cowards.We shouldn’t let things die down. Because people keep dying.'