The national AWB issue will be real, but will also be a sweet diversion to implement incremental sin taxes in localities. I might guess that several factors will perfectly dovetail to make this happen: Sin taxes have a track record for passing due to "undesirable" behavior Localities are starving for money as the American economy continues to decline Obsession with national politics leaves local issues ignored by many The emotion of a children's tragedy will help stifle some debate, as recently witnessed in GNG An excellent overview of the folly of sin taxes here: http://mercatus.org/publication/taxing-sin Chicago's gun tax proposal here. Preckwinkle proposes that the money be used for gun victims. In light of recent events, how easy will it be to disagree with her? http://taxfoundation.org/blog/cook-...ed-ammunition-tax-proceeding-proposed-gun-tax Wanna kill these ads? We can help!