President Obama spoke out earlier this week and insisted that the nation needs to start talking about tougher gun laws, however, that just might be the beginning and the end of the conversation. Congress hasn't taken any steps to move forward on new gun laws and both Majority Leader Reid and House Speaker Boehner reiterated their opposition to new laws. The Wall Street Journal related:
"...The nonpartisan Pew Research Center for the People and the Press asked Americans about the issue in April—for the first time in nearly two decades of polling—more people said it was more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns than said it was to control gun ownership, by a score of 49% to 45%.
"Like other Republicans, presidential challenger Mitt Romney this week rejected the idea that tougher gun laws could have prevented the deadly rampage in Colorado, saying that a legislative remedy wouldn't stop people who want to cause harm."