Sunday, December 16, 2012

Enough is Enough Part 2

Only two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called, "Enough is Enough" about the murder-suicide of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and how there is a need for stricter gun control laws. I discussed how politicians have mainly stayed away from this controversial topic probably because they are worried about their own reelection. However, this past Thursday, another horrible and tragic event occurred at a school in Connecticut. A 20 year old man entered Sandy Hook Elementary school and murdered 12 little girls and 8 little boys all of the ages six through seven. The gunman also killed his own mother, as well as seven other adults including the school principal, psychologist, and teachers. While it is still early for all of the facts of exactly what happened, the nation is now being brought back to the debate of gun control.

The democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein from California has been the first senator since the tragedy to present a bill for immediate action against assault weapons. According to the article on the Huffington Post the bill to be presented to Congress, "will ban the sale, transfer, importation, and possession" of military-style assault weapons, and "ban the sale of clips of more then ten bullets." I agree with Senator Feinstein and the immediate need to ban military style assault weapons. United States citizens do not need these types of weapons, even if they argue the Second Amendment allows them to bare arms.

It is hard to describe just how horrific this event was, but what happened has happened. Now the only thing to do is remember the very young victims as well as the school principal, psychologist, and the brave teachers who sacrificed their own lives to protect their students. What America can only do now is demand immediate action from their Senators and House members to pass bills that allow much stricter gun control laws. What do you think? Do you think after this horrible tragedy the American public will finally demand action?

           A image from Friday after the shooting shows children being led out of the elementary school.

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