Gun Rights

Recent Shooting Could be a Gun-Control Tipping Point

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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.



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Boris Badenov's picture

If, in the US, convicts

If, in the US, convicts aren't allowed to vote, than convicts shouldn't be allowed to have firearms.
If you break the law than your rights should reflect your actions.
That at least is a start.

What is with you Americans

What is with you Americans and guns? It seems the decision to kill is made the moment the gun has been acquired? After that, it's just a matter of opportunity? Civilized societies live quite comfortably without guns. When will it sink in? I have been smitten with the lightening bolt image that struck the TV screen two days ago, it had an eery ghost like quality to it but I am certain I saw it. It is the most beautiful image the USA media has flashed in, well, maybe ever? Average citizens were dropping their guns at a local police station: Kerplunk, kerplunk, kerplunk... This awakening is the civilized and moral response to your incomprehensible 'epidemic' of unspeakable carnage. Drop the guns. Sculpt a mountain range of metal. Bare your arms and your shoulders. Make inner peace with your amends. The children are waiting.