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Bill Clinton
Guns and the 'permanent darkness'
Guns and the 'permanent darkness'

By overwhelming margins, polls show Americans support universal background checks for those seeking to purchase a firearm to help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those who are dangerously mentally ill. Clearly, the last thing you want is for some paranoid personality, ranting and raving and wholly detached from reality to have easy access to dangerous firearms. And then there's Wayne LaPierre. For those who might have missed the video highlights of last weekend's National Rifle Association Convention in Nashville, Mr. LaPierre, the group's executive vice president and most outspoken leader, was in his customary form — which is to say he saw a catastrophic...