WASHINGTON — America appears to be tiring of the gun control debate, even as mass shootings continue to occur. The fervor that erupted after the shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. nearly three weeks ago has given way to what seems like a fleeting interest in Sunday’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis.
The media seems ready to move on from that event. The questions posed to lawmakers and the Obama administration have not been as aggressive or sustained as they were in the wake of Aurora. The usual gun control advocates have re-aired their grievances with the current state of legislative affairs, but even they have acknowledged that the conversation is tired and the outlook is bleak.
“Nothing’s going to happen over the next few months,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) said in an interview with The Huffington Post, “and whether or not something gets proposed after that, I can’t say.”