(Article changed on March 10, 2013 at 15:38)
Remember after 9/11 when authorities decided to better screen flight schools and ban box cutters on airplanes? And most people thought, "You weren't doing that already?...."
This month's proposed gun laws are producing the same, "I-can't-believe-I'm-hearing-this incredulity.
Make gun trafficking a felony? You mean it isn't already?
Mandate universal background checks? You mean they aren't already ? (40 percent of gun buyers are background-check free!)
Limit gun purchases to one a month? You mean people are buying multiple guns a month?
(Yes, straw buyers purchase hundreds a month.)
Medical providers should share the mental health records of "prohibited buyers" like Seung-Hui Cho of the Virginia Tech massacre and at least ten other mass shooters with law enforcement authorities? They don't already ? (In Illinois last year only two counties out of more than 100 reported prohibited buyers to authorities, according to the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.)