It's not a diverson at all, that's a typical NRA response they don't want anyone looking at any sort of gun control. If now is not the time, when is the time to look at it, when there is a massacure at a mall perhaps ? The fact is, it is right up there just as slavery was in it's time. There was a civil war fought over that remember.<quoted text>
Diverting attention from the US debt crisis to trivial issues like gun control is typical of Obama's inability to deal with important issues.
But the fact remains, in all the wars including the civil war,ww1, ww2, korea, vietnam, the middle east. Americans dying of gun related deaths out number the total of all those conflicts. That would suggest there is a huge problem, or civilisation has broken down completely.