The shooting rampage in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that resulted in loss of life, injuries and trauma is the latest in a series of mass shootings committed by people who have one thing in common: much-too-easy access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons.
Gun control laws in the USA are ludicrously lax, and yet almost the day after the shooting, some members of Congress were announcing that there would be no changes to gun control laws. It's a slap in the face to the victims of this crime and others (Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Virginia Tech students, Columbine students, the list goes on and on and on and on. Sadly.). Why? Because lawmakers are petrified of the NRA and repercussions that might come from even attempting to suggest that this country could maybe, just maybe, stand to ban weapons like AK-47s and other guns that let someone shoot hundreds of bullets per minute.
It's time to say enough's enough. Someone in the nation's highest legislative body needs to step up and be a leader. How many more people have to die before this country has sensible gun control laws? Could your Representative or Senators be the catalyst for change?
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