Americans still don’t care about passing more gun control. And it’s not just gun control. Immigration reform, the other big White House and Democratic priority, is also not a big concern. I wonder whether, at this point, Obama is just running back to his inner-city roots. When things aren’t going well, hit on issues that play up to the base, and deflect attention from the real and substantive problems. I’ve noticed this often from Philadelphia politicians: when it comes to crime, their support for gun control is rooted in the fact that it’s easier to blame Harrisburg for a lack of gun laws than it is to discuss the substantive problems facing those communities.