The pattern was familiar. After Monday’s mass shooting at a Navy complex in Washington, D.C left 13 dead, including the mentally troubled gunman, the conversation in the United States turned to its usual course: Can America have a meaningful conversation on gun control under such circumstances?
Politicians echoed the words spoken after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut last December took the lives of 20 children and six adults.
“They know the dangers of serving abroad,” Obama said of Monday’s victims, “but today they faced the unimaginable violence that they would not have expected here at home.
“And obviously, we’re gonna be investigating thoroughly what happened, as we do so many of these shootings, sadly, that have happened, and do everything that we can to try to prevent them.”
U.S. President Barack Obama, whose calls for stricter gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting have stalled, was once again on national television looking resigned, confronting “yet another mass shooting,” yet another “cowardly act.”
SERIOUSLY??!! Everyone believes they have the right to carry Guns, That’s all well and good. As we all know it’s not guns that kill its people who kill people. So what can be so wrong about gun control that allows you to have your guns but stops those with a mental health history or previous gun related arrests or violence having them. It’s a simple equation really. Massacres are mostly committed by those with mental health issues or a history of violence. Gun control stops these people getting guns equals less innocent people dying.
- Washington Navy Yard shooting reignites debate over gun control: ‘When will enough be enough?’ (thestar.com)
- Why there won’t be any attempts at gun control after the DC navy base shooting (gunrightssavelives.com)
- We’ve Had So Many Mass Shootings In The U.S., We’ve Had To Redefine The Term (huffingtonpost.com)
- Will Navy Yard rampage move the dial on gun control? (cnn.com)