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One year after elementary school massacre, gun reforms unrealized

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 - 03:39

Dec. 12 - In the aftermath of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut one year ago, there was a nearly universal call for the reform of gun laws in the U.S. Since then, few reforms have been undertaken and gun violence is rampant as ever. Katharine Jackson reports.

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You have people gain of -- killed every single day. When -- to capitol. In a courtyard in southwest Washington DC in September Tina -- Spencer's son Robert was shot. When an argument escalated and it rivals pulled his gun. Must set territorial. Before he can you can spark a little thing he gets past. What kind of time. -- -- -- -- Police found the 21 year old suffering from gunshot -- he would soon die from. Gun deaths in American inner cities has continued in 2013. Despite outrage over the massacre of twenty children and six adults at sandy hook elementary school in Newtown Connecticut one year ago. They hook people I think there's somebody is shooting didn't hear. Ticket because all the. Twenty year old Adam -- that killed his mother before opening fire at this school and then turning the gun on himself. At the White House that -- US president Barack Obama down to toughen gun months. Whether it's an elementary school in new human -- -- shopping mall and organ eye. Or temple and Wisconsin. Or a movie theater in aura or a street corner in Chicago these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods. And these children are children. We're gonna have to come together and take meaningful action. To prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. But bills in congress this year aimed at banning assault weapons like land they used limiting ammunition clip capacity and expanding background checked for online and gun -- sales. Have so far failed to. Erica Pratt a spokesman for the Gun Owners of America says limiting access to guns puts people in danger. But the genie is out of the bottle there's millions and millions and millions of guns in the world billions of guns in the world so when a bad guy has won how we're you gonna stop it. You have two choices one is yet you call 911 in -- way. -- you take you know you defend yourself. Brian forget the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says congress still needs to act it's open season in terms of how people can easily get content specialists are somewhat prohibitive like a domestic violence abuse are. A fugitive -- are criminal. All you have to do is go online and instantly you have a -- it's way too easy far too easy for dangerous and risky people to get guns in this country. But Spencer says federal gun -- alone wouldn't stocks -- islands. -- could Mbenga. Yes. I -- -- after these two. Should they have strict and then results. Gas station. But will that stop the kid. Mentally it was clear that in the off the street. After his father died from being shot with an automatic weapon sponsors as Robert decided to create and -- turing program for teens. To teach other teens how to break away from violence. And we have more minutes without these two. Take some Needham an off the streets. Impeached -- have to be real name. There so be it. Since his death Spencer has started in nonprofit organization called new reflections to continue what Robert again. -- -- But you have to make sure. That this person did that lose their life in vain.

One year after elementary school massacre, gun reforms unrealized

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 - 03:39

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