On this date in 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place in Connecticut. Twenty-eight people, including the gunman, were killed.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence reports: "Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, six states have taken action to enact strong, common sense laws. Today eight states have expanded Brady background checks to cover all gun sales." But, as these figures suggest, gun laws differ wildly from state to state. As with most such legal patchworks, the vulnerable suffer,. "...it is a fact that those with weaker gun laws on average lead to more gun deaths."
Fire arms laws and regulations need to be uniform across the country and gun safety must be the top priority for those who own them. The Brady Campaign has had noteable successes since its inception in 1981; Yet by its reckoning,some 32,000 people are killed by fire arms every year in this country, an average of 31 every day. That is unacceptable., not to say unsustainable.. Pro-life (sik) campaigners use the term "culture of death." The gun culture is the true culture of death. It must be changed or we won't have to worry about neuclear bombs - we'll all shoot each other instead.