"They haven't yet passed any bills to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people."Francine Wheeler stood in for President Obama in his weekly YouTube address. Her six-year-old son Ben was murdered last December. I don't ordinarily expect a grieving family to be articulate or even rational, but Francine has cut to the heart of the problem facing legislators.
How to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people is the legitimate object of new legislation. Doing so without infringing on the right to keep and bear arms is the constitutional limitation. Background checks, getting dangerous people into the background check system earlier, and getting treatment for those people who can be helped is essential.