A piece that might surprise some from the WSJ. Quite balanced and rather interesting... and pretty much where I am on this issue. It was posted in P&N this morning but it took only a couple of dozen replies to degenerate into irrational responses and insults, so I'm reposting it here to see if we can do better. The article is long and it moves back and forth, so it's worth reading, but a few quotes: The bottom line: gun owners have to speak up, take responsibility for themselves, and stop allowing people like Wayne LaPierre to be seen as representing them, when he does not. People are tired of Newtowns and of 7-year-olds picking up unsecured guns and killing or maiming themselves. Ignoring this issue, or being one of the extremists who says "NO TO ANY CHANGES!" just increases the likelihood of onerous gun control laws being passed in the future.