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Is Now the Time to Talk Gun Control?

Does the massacre at Newtown, CT, signal the need for a political debate on gun regulations?

 

Before officials had even held their first press conference Friday, Facebook was abuzz with status updates about the Newtown, CT, massacre. The statuses were split between those sending their condolences and those asking if the country would finally deal with the issue of gun control.

Some fought back, asking for respect and mourning before political debate began. Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a mass killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News.

The guns were not illegal and were, in fact, owned by the shooter's mother. Among them were a semi-automatic .223 caliber bushmaster rifle and two handguns. Those who knew Nancy Lanza said guns were a hobby of hers. 

Should the massacre in Newtown, CT, be the tipping point for political debate on gun control? Is there a need for stricter regulations? Tell us why in the comments.

SJ December 18, 2012 at 06:18 PM
The conversation about gun control seems to be a lot like that friend that owes you money. "Oh yeah...lets talk about it next week", then next week comes "oh yeah, I owe you that...let me get it to you Friday..." This whole thing about the timing being inappropriate or disrespectful is just a garbage excuse. If it had been an Apple IPhone that had a glitch and exploded killing even one person, the discussion about an Apple recall would begin immediately. Calling this topic political, inappropriate or disrespectful is just a stall tactic from a group of people that know that their views are outdated and are not working in today's society, yet they insist on holding on to them. The 2nd Amendment needs modification. Just because it is in the constitution does not make it correct. Lets keep in mind that the Constitution once allowed for slavery as well.

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