DN has not reported it yet, but there was another mass shooting in New York this
morning. Volunteer firefighters were ambushed at a fire. Two killed. Two
wounded. Two were also police officers.As soon as possible after a
shooting like this, and many others, the news media should report to all of us
whether the gun(s) used by the person was "legal" or "illegal."
It would be a great help to anyone interested in learning the facts about guns
in America. It could help a lot in the development of sensible gun laws.I'm sure most Americans would be astonished at how many of the guns
used in situations like these were "legally" in the possession of the
owner who is now suddenly a criminal instead of just another "sensible"
gun toter.Most attention is focused on mass shootings. What about
the other, less sensational shootings? Shouldn't attention be paid to ALL
I hope the nonsense the NRA is presenting, in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook
Elementary School shooting, exposes the lack of common sense in the NRA's
leadership. Stating, "The way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy
with a gun." As a former police officer, I know that the readily available
assault rifle with a large capacity magazine is a big part of the problem.
Pushing for more and more guns as the solution is utter nonsense.
The public response to this upper-middle class, small-town tragedy may offer
some evidence that racial discrimination hasn't gone away, it has only been
so pervasive in its cultural mindset that only when the stark reality of white
versus black is revealed impacting the as yet predominately white American
society does can the double-standard become glaringly obvious for all to see.