Now is the time to ask why

“There is no reason that any private citizen in a democracy should own a handgun. At some point, that simple truth will register. Until it does, phones will ring for dead children, and parents will be told not to ask why.” I don’t agree entirely, but I do agree a lot. I don’t understand why we can’t have a rational political discussion about the best way to uphold (or modify) the second amendment in these modern times such that we can restrict access to deadly weapons.