Posts tagged ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’

December 15, 2012

Gun Control: Where do our priorities lie? [Repost]

Once again the nation faces yet another mass shooting incident, this time leaving 20 elementary school children dead in small town Connecticut. This tragic even marks the 18th mass shooting this year alone resulting in the deaths of 99 people and the injury of 92 others. This, of course, only accounts for the nationally reported events, not the multitude of other shooting deaths that occur daily in our own cities and towns.

In the wake of such disturbing events as these we must ask ourselves, “When will be okay to talk about gun control?” When will the taboo of this issue be broken? So few have the conviction and courage to speak out, to say what needs to be said instead of sinking into the sidelines afraid of the controversy. Bob Costas should be applauded for his remarks after the Kansas City Chiefs murder-suicide. Instead he was lambasted for daring to speak of control.

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July 23, 2012

Gun Control: Where do our priorities lie? [Repost]

In light of the shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colorado this past Friday I felt it worthwhile to repost this article. From Columbine to the Red Lake shootings to Virginia Tech to Gabrielle Giffords to this most recent massacre, gun reform is repeatedly halted at the precipice of action. Gun rights activists, the National Rifle Association and many in the Republican Party hold up their hands saying, “Now isn’t the time for knee-jerk reactions”. Democrats stumble through the densely packed minefield of the topic, trepidatious of even whispering the words “gun control”. Mayor Bloomberg appears to be the only political voice encouraging responsible, gun safety policy in this area.

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