And it seems that I was wrongThe ban sunsets Monday. There is insufficient time to arrange for a high-profile incident, that might possibly revive this law, certainly nothing that can overshadow recent events in Russia.
I hold my hands up to being mistaken in my assumptions about what might have happened between then and now. But at the time it seemed like a very alarming possibility, I breathe a deep sigh of relief that it did not come to pass. A world in which dark forces would have been perfectly prepared to do such a thing would have become a frightening and hideous one indeed.
Of course, the other side of the coin is that the supporters of the ban really weren't that serious about keeping it on the books. It cannot be said that they went all out to achieve their aims. While being overjoyed that innocents did not lose their lives so that the ban supporters could play politics, I also laugh at how feeble the anti-gun folk were, how they just allowed their opposing number to roll over them.
Maybe the circle is turning, and it's not their time anymore. But for a campaign that showed so much verve and drive, it's disappointing that they let this go with nary a whimper.