After Three Shootings, America Needs Zero Tolerance on Guns

  • If we are going to take aim at anything, then let it be at America’s unhealthy obsession with guns and at the empty arguments against gun control, not at common sense.

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Sanjay Sanghoee, Huffington Post

Submitted by David Culver

(August 14, 2012) My first reaction to the killing of a cop and a civilian in Texas by a man armed with an automatic gun was disbelief. First Colorado, then Wisconsin, and now this, all in a space of weeks. This can’t be happening, I thought. Are we turning into a nation of trigger-happy psychopaths? I really hope not.

But hope is not enough; it’s time for Americans to act on gun control.

My first blog on this topic, “Why Gun Control is Patriotic,” debunked the myth that it is un-American to want gun control. The second, “It’s Time to Challenge the Second Amendment,” dealt with the twisted interpretation of the Second Amendment by the NRA and the far right. Based on the responses, I want to put some wrong notions to rest and recommend actions that we can take to deal with this mess.

Full story…

Related:

Not Senseless, Not Random: The Deadly Mix of Race, Guns & Madness, Rinku Sen, ColorLines

  • But none of (what we need to do) will be likely unless, in our grief and fear, we also muster up clarity and outrage. Right now – before the public debate is recaptured by questions of which politician said what to whom.

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60 Mass Shootings Since Tucson, Brady Campaign

  • There have been 60 mass shootings in the United States since the January 8, 2011 massacre in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Sign the Brady Campaign petition to President Obama and Governor Romney to provide solutions to gun violence.

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One comment

  1. Much of US and many other nations’ popular culture sanctions violence – we need to change this to make a better world. I could give many examples but it’s so obvious there’s no need…

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