How Many Must Be Killed in One Tragedy Before US Gun Control Laws Get Changed?

26 people, of which 20 were children, were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut today.

There are mass shootings frequently in the United States. Each time, there is an outcry for gun control laws. Each time, it dies like a victim in those shootings. 32 died at Virginia Tech. Nothing has changed there.

Naturally, the bigger the tragedy, the bigger the outcry. Yet, it has made no difference in the end, and we just wait for the next shocker.

What I want to know is how many people killed at an incident before you think any change to US gun control laws can be seen?

Do we need 50? Do we need to break the century barrier?

Each time, it seems, some group justifies it’s the people that kill. It’s some maniac. That they need guns to protect themselves. They don’t seem to get that the guns empower the maniacs to do such a thing. And if these people with guns have them for protection, it’d be real nice if they stepped up some time to actually prevent one of these situations. They’re fuller of bull shit than any bull that has ever existed.

Really, how many people is it going to take to get killed in one of these incidents before some gun control laws with some real power get put in place?

Just remember one thing. Each person killed by guns, even injured by one, is a tragedy. The English language doesn’t yet have a word that accurately describes situations like the shooting in Newtown today.

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