You would think with five people recently murdered by a madman in the blue state paradise of California, there would be an outcry for even more gun control in a state already known for being tough on guns. Not only did this NOT happen, but gun ownership is more popular than ever and people want to learn how to use their new guns to defend their lives, not go hunting in the woods.
Why? Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns has deep, deep pockets, and although they've been running ads against politicians they consider to be a pro-gun (including Arizona's own Jeff Flake), they've been silent since the California shooting. Maybe they're beginning to realize that carrying a gun legally is very hard to do in California. Carrying onto a school is illegal in California, as is carrying in a library. Maybe MAIG isn't going for new laws, so much as punishing pro-gun politicians.
The gun control push that began after Sandy Hook is winding to a close. Gun control didn't even make it out of the Democratic-control Senate, much less the GOP-controlled House. Tougher gun laws were passed in some states, but in other states, owning a gun became easier.
On an individual level, people are beginning to realize that the first person to arrive on the scene of a crime is the potential victim, and that person will always be their own first responder. They're buying guns in record numbers, and they're looking for ways to learn how to use a new gun. On top of all of this, recent scandals like the IRS targeting Obama's political foes and the wholesale spying by the NSA on American citizens are making people question the very idea of a big nanny state government ruling their lives, which leads them to wonder if the government needs to be in charge of the personal defense, or in charge of their health care, or even in charge of their money.
The actions of a madman won't stop people's desire to live lives of freedom. That's the real lesson of Sandy Hook.