Loni Hancock

2nd Amendment talk is nonsense — until we control the weapons and the killing stops

2nd Amendment talk is nonsense — until we control the weapons and the killing stops

Call that killer a radical Islamic terrorist. Call him a hateful homophobic. Or a homicidal wacko. It doesn’t matter much.

Words don’t kill. Weapons do.

What mattered most Sunday morning in the deadliest mass shooting in American history was that the murderer was an assault weapon owner.

No, not merely a gun owner. Don’t get all huffy and defensive, gun zealots. Nobody’s tarring all gun owners. I’ve long been one myself.

That Orlando, Fla., nut was the owner of a freshly purchased assault rifle, the...

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