No as an American I am not scared to walk down my street. Is it safe to say wherever you live that you have good areas and bad areas? I choose not to walk down streets in areas that I consider bad areas. Common sense tells me that I should not be in those areas as I have no business their in the first place.
Originally Posted by sammyvine
There will never be changes to gun laws like there was seen in England. Our 2nd Amendment and the NRA as a major lobbying force will just not allow it. There wasn't near the gun culture in the UK that there is here in the United States. With that said I imagine something will possibly be changed though it won't be sweeping change as those types of changes would never make it through Congress. And even if they did would probably not stand up in court. Unless they go after the 2nd Amendment there is no chance of sweeping gun control reform even after Sandy Hook.
French writer Alexis de Tocqueville warned about when visiting this fledgling democracy in the early 19th century – that this "American republic will endure until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."