Skip to comments.Connecticut Tragedy Stirs New Debate Over Gun Control, Entertainment Culture
Posted on 12/17/2012 11:19:37 AM PST by EagleUSA
While many questions remain about what motivated the killer in Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut, one thing is becoming increasingly clear -- the tragedy will re-ignite and further fuel a major debate over gun control legislation in Washington.
President Obama, without endorsing any specific proposal, hinted at Sunday night's vigil that he would enter that debate with vigor.
"We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change," Obama said. He said "no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world ... but that can't be an excuse for inaction."
The calls for new national gun control measures emerged swiftly after reports first surfaced Friday of the shooting that claimed 26 lives, in addition to that of the gunman.
At the same time, the case is still being investigated and it's unclear whether any gun control legislation could have prevented the tragedy. While some are calling for new gun laws, there is also a growing call to examine, comprehensively, the culture in America that is producing these shocking bursts of violence.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., on "Fox News Sunday," called for a "national commission" looking at "violence and the entertainment culture" -- at video games, at movies, and asking whether they are causing "vulnerable young men, particularly, to be more violent."
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., endorsed the idea.
Durbin, though, was also among those calling for new scrutiny of America's gun policy.
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And hopefully they Republican Congress will pay as much attention to Obama as they did when he used the same rabble rousing rhetoric to get his “jobs bill” passed...or actually not passed...
And nobody is blaming evil spirits or demons, not even our priest yesterday. He blamed culture. We certainly have a declining moral culture, I give him that, but not to the point where it spawns someone to shoot up a kindergarten class. This country needs a revival. Satan is in hell laughing at us as we bury our heads in the sand and blame guns, video games, movies, culture, and psychology.
Note to the liberal brainiacs. The Bill of Rights is a contract between the people and the government. It is not up to the government to modify or abolish parts of that contract without the people’s consent. If the government breaks that contract, it is up to the people to abolish the government. The political buffoons in that sewer up in D.C. may want to be careful here. They do not have the authority to take away OUR rights.
I don’t expect meaningful legislation on any form of gun control. I do expect to see another presidential edict banning everything but paintball guns.