When I started this blog three years ago, I made the conscious decision not to moderate comments. I always said that I'd leave it that way until I got my first comment from a troll.
Well, that happened over the weekend and now comment moderation is enabled.
I'm honestly surprised that it took so long.
The funny thing is that I pride myself on being a person who can have an intelligent conversation with just about anyone on just about any topic, regardless of whether or not that person and I have different views.
But if the past year has taught me anything, it's that civil discourse is a distant memory from a bygone era.
So to the anonymous person who encouraged me to "think beyond the surface," know that I have. For years. Literally years. And every time I conclude the same exact thing. We need to make guns harder to get. Period. We can do this while still upholding the Second Amendment. It goes beyond making me feel nice, warm, and fuzzy. I value human life. And I always will.