Obama to speak Sunday at Connecticut vigil for shooting victims

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Cleveland2012 wrote:

I am a veteran. I have 26 years of service. I wanted to say something about this sickening crime. We have to let people carry arms, but that does not mean assault rifles.

Dec 15, 2012 8:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse

This is just horrible and terrifying… no words can describe this tragedy with 20 children killed you cant fathom the horrifying scene this could bring to the naked eyes. very very upsetting. security must be set in every establishments in every state to ensure guns are kept and controlled when getting into every facilities. its not how you have gun control laws but beefing up security in every facilities gates, doors and public areas.

Dec 15, 2012 8:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Eugene31 wrote:

When this kind of tragedy happens, we hear the same tired arguments from the NRA: guns don’t kill people, it’s pointless to try to control them, no one has ever done it, etc. We would not register a car or driver with a terrible safety record, but that doesn’t mean we ban all cars. We just regulate them sensibly. Can you imagine the Founding Fathers endorsing assault rifles? They would roll over in their graves to hear the stupidity coming from those today who believe in zero gun regulation.

Dec 15, 2012 8:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
victor672 wrote:

Would that our nation be as disgusted, horrified, and outraged by abortion, which slaughters millions of innocent little ones -even more defenseless than those in Sandy Hook- every year. This is not to take away from the tragedy that occurred yesterday, but the elephant in the room looms large.

Dec 15, 2012 9:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
YouGoYo wrote:

I would like to know are the people responsible for legalizing the owning semiautomatic assault weapons? When I was growing up it was illegal to own or purchase these! This person(s) now have children’s blood on their hands. There is NO USEFUL PURPOSE for an assault rifle, other than commit violent acts with it.Why is it you can purchase ammo clips which hold 30-50 bullets? If your too lazy to load your gun, tough luck. There should be a blanket ban on ALL semiautomatic weapons and clips that hold more than a few bullets, immediately! In cases like this every second counts. If this evil man had to reload his weapons and couldn’t shoot them in rapid succession, perhaps there may have been a different ending to this awful tragedy.

Dec 16, 2012 2:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
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