Let's Talk: Terror in Newtown
5 months ago
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The massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators at a small elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Friday has led to some of even the staunchest gun-owners advocates questioning the unfettered right to bear arms in this nation.
The rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School is hardly the first mass shooting this nation has faced, nor is the country immune to the deadly gun violence that takes place in homes and on street corners almost daily in cities big and small. But the murders in the bucolic New York suburb of Newtown seem to have struck the largest nerve in the country, with stoic journalists and the president of the United States alike finding it difficult to remain composed.
Why? What is it about the Newtown massacre that makes it stand out from the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., or the rampage on the campus of Virginia Tech, or the hundreds of people, most of them young black men and boys, killed in gun violence on the streets of Chicago this year? What could be/should be the outcome when it comes to the regulation of guns in the United States?
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