FORTUNE -- Do you know who owns more than a 6% stake in the maker of .223 Bushmaster rifles, like the one used last Friday to murder 20 first graders and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut? California public schoolteachers.
It's ironic, yes - but does it really matter? Oh, the teachers can make a big PR statement by making hay as they divest themselves of their weapons interests, but other than as a "feel-good" moment, it's insignificant. America has been weaponized since day one, and no matter what our friends on the Left say or do, weapons aren't going away.
And they have been doing a lot - nationwide media blackouts on the stories from Portland Oregon and San Antonio Texas in which armed citizens halted carnage by semi-deranged shooters, for example. Instead, we're treated to somber story after somber story; bathing in blood, as it were, as lead-ins to calls for "discussion" regarding the 2nd Amendment.
One would think, judging from our hard-left media, that nobody had ever before killed so many children. It's almost as though Breivik hadn't killed over 77 people (mostly children) just last year in Norway: Nanny Bloomberg stands at a podium, hogging media attention, as he exclaims dramatically that events such as the one in Newton don't occur anywhere else in the world. It's a lie, but one that media here quickly disseminate far and wide; no media blackout for Bloomie's claims, nor even any basic fact-checking.
Let them rant on about the need for "national discussion" about gun control. It's not going to happen, not in an era in which advances in 3-D printing technology are simplifying weapons manufacture.
Now the "discussion" is turning, in some circles, and almost under the radar, from gun control to bullet control; as some have noted, while our 2nd Amendment guarantees citizens the right to keep and bear arms, there's not one word anywhere in our founding documents regarding the right to own ammunition - and ammunition is more difficult to manufacture than are the weapons used to launch it. It's a typically sexy, poorly thought-out Leftist concept.
Regulations requiring code-stamping of casings to determine source of manufacture, for example, are kind of irrelevant to reloaders. But let them talk on; as long as their mouths are running, they'll feel good. And that's the most important thing.