Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 | 2:02 a.m.
Any serious, thoughtful conversations about the routine slaughter of men, women and children in this “civilized” society of ours must include a close examination of our gun laws. People like me don’t want to take your guns away. Keep your guns.
But we have to get away from the notion that any common sense laws — limiting magazine capacities, better background checks, etc. — are somehow designed to erode the Second Amendment. Are we eroding the First Amendment by making it against the law to yell, “Fire!” in a crowded theater?
Talking about preventing future mass killings and not seriously looking at our gun laws is like talking about lung cancer and not mentioning cigarettes.