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Newtown Shooting Brings Another 9/11 Moment

Dear letterstohartfordguardianEditor:

Perhaps because the victims were mostly children, perhaps because it came on the heels of three other record-setting mass shootings, but whatever the reason, America is ready to replace sympathy and condolences with action.

For the first time in our history, we’re ready to tell the gun lobby that we’ve had enough.

When NRA spokesmen hit the talk shows this week, pleading, “Let’s not get too hasty,” this time, we’re ready to do just that, act quickly and hastily before the next round of shooters can claim anymore victims.

This time, when NRA spokesmen hide behind the Second Amendment, we’ll reach behind it, grab them and hold them accountable.

When they sit smugly on the talk shows and claim, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” we’ll respond no sir, actually, guns kill people.

It is now time for a ban on automatic weapons, increased waiting periods and background checks for gun purchases, or whatever measure it takes so that the next would-be mass murderer won’t have such an easy time getting a weapon.

B. Stephens,

Rolling Meadows, Illinois

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Eek Mctweekman Says:

    To the writer of this letter: Stop trying to ride the dead corpses of children to your political ends. Your disgusting.

  2. Soap Says:

    B Stephens.
    You want to kick off a revolution? You want to see this country burn?
    We need armed guards at schools. That would seriously upset the apple cart for those who plan these events.
    And, if you have’nt yet figured it out, these ‘lone nuts’ are ‘set ups’ every time.
    The same MO, the ‘lone nut’ massacres in Scotland, Australia and Germany just prior to gun bans.
    Dig a little deeper..

  3. Soap Says:

    This is what we need to protect our children!!

  4. Lynnette Says:

    um, do you really think that criminals will not be able to get guns if they are illegal? this is just a sick attempt to get us to demand that they take our rights away. if anyone did real investigating into the shootings that are done in the US or anywhere, you would find a few similarities…and it wouldn’t point to people who had bought guns legally and used guns that were registered to themselves. we need to learn how to love and forgive and teach people to be loving and tolerant of others. love is the only way to make any of this right.

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