Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 14, 2012

I am utterly and completely at a loss for words to describe the complete shock and deep, deep sadness I feel for the children and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut.

Horrific is too tame a word and disbelief still too common a feeling.

Over the weeks and months ahead, I will be with you, watching the response of the media, the gun lobby and elected officials. We will watch them closely and hope that this time, action will finally be taken to prevent this type of tragedy from ever happening again.

And we will cut through the spin.

And after all the pundits, the lobbyists and politicians wring their hands and have their commissions, the answer will still be the same one that exists now. The same one that existed after Virginia Tech, Columbine and Aurora.

After they try to blame the rise of the secular society, explore the real meaning of the second amendment, cite the missed mental health signs, they will come to the same conclusion, find the same answer.

After all of the ridiculous and stupid ideas are explored, ideas whose sole goal is to preserve the status quo – like arming teachers – the same answer will be sitting there, right in front of us all.

The same one that has existed for years.

The only one that will work.

Gun control. Serious, severe gun control.

Eliminate all access to assault weapons. Ban them entirely, except of course, for the military. Cripple access to handguns. Severely limit or eliminate concealed weapon permits.

Hunting rifle? No problem. Shotgun? No problem. There you go, your second amendment rights are fulfilled.

AK-47? Semi-automatic Glock? Bushmaster? No way. What’s next? Rocket launcher? Cannons?

Of course not. That would be absurd and everyone knows it. And everyone also knows, really knows deep down inside, that the other weapons in the previous paragraph are absurd to own. A complete distortion of the second amendment. For they are weapons of mass destruction.

And because they are, the solution is glaringly obvious. And it has been all along. And it will be at the end of the political show about to unfold.

So why wait?