Obama's Show Of Leadership On Gun Control Was Show – But Very Necessary
guardian.co.uk — The gun lobby may have won on legislation, but they have not won the argument. Even without prominent voices making the case, a plurality of Americans is for greater gun control, and a clear majority is in favor of banning assault weapons. That shows there is an audience out there that can be mobilized. Turning that tide starts not with winning the issue, but by raising it and fighting for it. Politics may be the art of the possible, but what is possible should not be confused with what is necessary. And leadership, to be worthy of the name, demands the courage and foresight both to imagine new possibilities and to meet the changes that are necessary. Here, Obama showed leadership. In the weeks and months to come, we'll see how far the country is prepared to follow.