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Rumble on the Hill: Groups Square Off About How to End Gun Violence

Michael3116 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:37 AM
"Assault weapon" bans were in effect when Columbine occurred. How did that stop anything. A criminal doesn't care about the law. These laws are only to disarm citizens who have not violated the law. What is so hard to understand after all our street gangs buy their weapons from the Chinese military (they got caught a few years back bringing in shipping containers full of arms and ammunition to the point that our street games are considered the 6th largest standing army on earth. Does that sound like new laws are going the resolve the issues?

Wednesday on Capitol Hill the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing about what America "should do to end gun violence." Pro-gun and and anti-gun advocates will testify before the committee. Witnesses include National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow and Attorney Gayle Trotter, Baltimore Police Chief James Johnson, the husband of Gabrielle Giffords Captain Mark Kelly and Denver University Professor David Kopel.

LaPierre released his opening statement to the committee Tuesday afternoon, calling on Congress to stop blaming gun owners for violence, will focus on promoting gun safety programs the...