Society condemns addictions to alcohol, drug, gambling and pornography, yet nothing is said about gun addiction, the obsessive-compulsive demand to have a gun within reach 24 hours a day.
Gun addicts are consumed by an irrational fear that the federal government will take their weapons. The resulting tunnel vision transforms them into a narcissistic personality, which explains the drive to purchase even more weapons and ammunition following the gun violence in Newtown, Conn.
Unfortunately, too many Republican legislators are gun addicts. And their outrageous, promiscuous gun legislation, bought and paid for by gun manufacturers, guarantees that guns end up in the wrong hands.