A 'Good Guy With a Gun' Is Dead

The death of Virginia State Police Trooper Junius Walker shows why the NRA's position is misguided.

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Unlike Australia, where the government bought back and destroyed hundreds of thousands of guns in the wake of a 1996 mass shooting, neither President Barack Obama nor any leader in Congress is contemplating a plan for taking massive numbers of handguns out of circulation.

Pardon the pun, but until we're ready to take that step, we're just firing blanks.

Jack White, a former columnist for Time magazine, is a freelance writer in Richmond, Va., and a contributing editor for The Root.

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