Saturday, December 15, 2012

Why school shootings don’t lead to tighter gun control in the US

School shootings do not affect public opinion about gun control  

Mass shootings like today’s in the US suburb of Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and several adults were killed at an elementary school, are usually followed by calls for more gun control. One Democratic congressman has already weighed in with comments to that effect, and at a press conference just now at the White House, an emotional President Obama said vaguely, ”We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”

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