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Episode 114, The Sandy Hook School Shootings

Posted on the 18 December 2012 by Shrugger
Episode 114, The Sandy Hook School ShootingsA tragic event, the killing of 20 six-year old children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. And one that will have significant consequences nationally.
As horrific and heartbreaking as the murder of children and their teachers is, the main significance of this event is the political weapon it provides key parties in the war against guns.
It's no secret that many of "our leaders" do not much care for the second amendment. They deny what it authorizes. Many of them wish that none of us had guns, which is the same as saying that they wish for an America in which only they have guns.
Okay, knowing all that, what will be the immediate and longer-term impact of the Sandy Hook massacre? Will the "assault weapons" ban be reinstated? How about other restrictions? What single action would actually stop school shootings, and why will that action definitely NOT be among those taken? And will this event lead to an attempt to actively confiscate guns already in the hands of citizens?
- - - - - - - - - - - Pete Ferron

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