With the recent Newtown tragedy we are again forced to look at the question of our current gun control legislation. We have lost count of the victims of these horrific events and yet they continue. How can we accept the approximately 30,000 deaths each year from firearms (murders, suicides and accidents) without it screaming to us that “Enough is enough”! Have we become so immune to these events that it doesn’t matter any more? That is almost the equivalent of the U.S. Vietnam dead repeated every year.
The prevarication must stop now. This is an issue that will not wait or go away. The nations legislators, law makers and the common man must speak with one voice and discuss the thorny issue of gun control. If the NRA have to be brought into this discussion kicking and screaming, then so be it. If they block any move to meaningful new legislation, the NRA must be pushed firmly to one side and marginalized.
With the U.S. being the only world’s nation that has an inventory of 300 million weapons, something has to change.