Second Amendment

During the Civil Rights era, some in my family worried that one of my relatives, who was "excitable" and "flew off the handle" easily, might do something untoward that would cover us with shame.

Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. An hour before the president spoke, news outlets were confirming that the shooter in Oregon had targeted his victims based on their religion.

In his speech on the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon last week, President Obama sounded more upset about America's gun laws than about the horrific massacre.

On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between right and left on the gun issue as it relates to these mass murders?

Would the President like to attempt some fifth grade level research?

It's okay to say we have no solutions yet. This is an ongoing public policy debate

Vice President Joe Biden is predicting investigators will find that a semi-automatic or automatic weapon was used in the Oregon college shooting. He is renewing his call for what describes as "sane gun legislation."

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