Monday, December 17, 2012

Time To Talk

After the Sandy Hook shooting several right-wing TV pundits admonished the call for a national dialogue on gun control. There was no mention of guns during the presidential debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney the GOP challenger. When Bob Costas commented on a KC football player shooting his girlfriend and then himself, the NRA ramped up its media machine and Mr. Costas had to retract his criticism on guns. Even the White House came out with a statement; “I think that day will come, but today’s not that day, especially as we are awaiting more information about the situation." I not now, when? The Bill of Rights guarantees our freedom of speech. "The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable." And this is no matter what the NRA thinks about gun control.

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