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Is Obama Really Committed to Leading the Gun Control Charge?

TRsquared Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 2:44 AM
Not to be flippant about the innocent children that died in the latest tragedy, but please spare me Mr. president and Mr. Bloomberg et al...are they really any more innocent than babies in the womb?
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 6:11 AM
Good point, and one that's being made elsewhere by many other people.

In the wake of Friday's ghastly events in Connecticut, many Americans -- politicians and pundits especially -- have added their voices to the "do something" chorus.  This impulse is understandable.  It's human.  Twenty-six innocent victims are dead, the majority of them precious young children.  The desire to help, to act, to fix can be overwhelming.  The president, a father of two young girls, has played the role of grief-counselor-in-chief in recent days; at times, he's barely managed to suppress his sadness and maintain his composure during public statements.  Pressure is now mounting on him to prominently champion new gun...