Recent Shooting Could be a Gun-Control Tipping Point
The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. is the bloodiest attack against youngsters in the nation's history. This shooting stands as a possible tipping point after Washington's decade-long aversion even to talking about stricter gun laws. "We have been through this too many times," said the famously composed President Obama, this time moved to tears. "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics." It remains to be seen whether Sandy Hook will break the usual cycle of universal shock fading into political reality.