Joe notes some of the same disingenuousness I speculated about yesterday. You’d think they’d jump on true tit for tat, but they aren’t willing to give any ground back to us at all, even if it gets some of their current purported concerns addressed. Thirdpower also notes some more example of why there is no common ground to be found. Compromise requires each side willing to take seriously the other sides concerns, and talk about what they are willing to live with. The problem with the other side is their concern is that we have guns at all. With that being the case, our only smart course of action is to drive them into political extinction, take back the lost ground to the greatest extent possible, and give up nothing in return.