Last week, another Republican congressman, Howard Coble of North Carolina, agreed that "it's more of a mental health problem than a gun problem right now." And last Friday, when the National Rifle Association broke its silence on the Sandy Hook massacre, the group's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, called for "an active national database of...
Maybe I am "excessively attached" to my guns, but if I am then I am also "excessively attached" to my freedom of speech, religion and assembly, as well as all the other rights enumerated in the Constitution. But as a descendant of a Lexington minuteman, maybe such mental illness is hereditary.
The day of Adam Lanza's murderous assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mike Rogers said stricter gun control would not be an appropriate response. "The more realistic discussion," said the Republican congressman from Michigan, "is how do we target people with mental illness who use firearms?"
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