With the announcement of the president's gun control plan, and the seemingly requisite public relations positioning of children at his side, we are witnessing the culmination of what I call a "change failure chain." Undoubtedly, by the time you read this article, court action will have commenced and battle lines will be reinforced. Let the circus begin! While circuses can be entertaining, is this really the realm for effective change? Sadly, this appears to be a public relations attempt and not the way to effectuate a real and lasting difference.