Is Now the Time to Talk Gun Control?

Does the massacre at Newtown, CT, signal the need for a political debate on gun regulations?

Before officials had even held their first press conference Friday, Facebook was abuzz with status updates about the Newtown, CT, massacre. The statuses were split between those sending their condolences and those asking if the country would finally deal with the issue of gun control.

Some fought back, asking for respect and mourning before political debate began. Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a mass killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News.

The guns were not illegal and were, in fact, owned by the shooter's mother. Among them were a semi-automatic .223 caliber bushmaster rifle and two handguns. Those who knew Nancy Lanza said guns were a hobby of hers. 

Should the massacre in Newtown, CT, be the tipping point for political debate on gun control? Is there a need for stricter regulations? Tell us why in the comments.


Joe Sousa. December 27, 2012 at 11:38 AM
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ― Thomas Jefferson --
b kcaj December 27, 2012 at 12:20 PM
"When the people fear gun nuts, our streets and schools become killing fields." --Joe Sousa--
Naome Lixes December 27, 2012 at 01:10 PM
How many times have you watched Red Dawn, Joe? You're going to stop a tyrannical New World order from enforcing Agenda 21? You're going to use your cache to turn away a brigade escorting tanks.... right. You lot are starting to look like the real threat to domestic tranquility.
Naome Lixes December 27, 2012 at 01:13 PM
"The people will rise up against a tyrannical government ." I do believe the same was said by Southern States facing desegregation. Before that, secessionist held tight to this principle. That worked out well for them, too. http://blog.heritage.org/2012/06/01/the-tyranny-of-conservative-cliches/
Naome Lixes December 27, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I'm tired of hearing you clang on about your rights and neglecting your responsibilities. It's the ethos of twelve year old boys. "You can't have what's mine - and whatever I can take is mine, too."


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