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Not "too soon' to debate gun violence

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NYT Editorial Board

It’s Not Too Soon to Debate Gun Control

NOV. 5, 2017

Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, and now Sutherland Springs. Each location has only recently experienced an unthinkable tragedy at the hands of a mass murderer and his guns. The latest, in the small Texas town, involved a man reportedly using a rifle to kill at least 26 people while they worshipped. Beyond these tragedies, which understandably seize the public’s attention, are dozens more in cities around America – nearly one per day.

Still, Republicans leaders in Congress do nothing. Or, really, so far they’ve done the same thing they have always done: offered thoughts and prayers. Tomorrow, then, will surely bring warnings not to “politicize” a tragedy by debating gun controls that might prevent such mass killings from happening again.

“We are not going to talk about that today,” President Trump told reporters in the days that followed the Las Vegas shooting, where 58 people were killed.

“I think it’s premature to be discussing legislative solutions if there are any,” the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, said.

If now is too soon to debate gun control, how long must Americans wait?
Since the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Tex. 26 killed

When Republican leaders have responded to past killings, their response was to block sensible, useful gun control. They should not be allowed to delay effective legislation any longer. Too many days have passed, from one tragedy to the next. This is the time.

To Republicans in Congress who might feel uneasy about responding to this tragedy with laws that might prevent the next one, we offer this grim reference. Rather than responding to Sutherland Springs, act as though the legislation was responding to the mass shootings in Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando, San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, Roseburg, Chattanooga, Charleston, Marysville, Isla Vista, Fort Hood, Santa Monica, or Sandy Hook Elementary School, to name a few.

If it is too soon to respond to Sutherland Springs, is it too soon to respond to these?
( followed by a long list of U.S. mass shootings in recent years)

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Posted: 11/06/2017 at 12:21AM


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Not "too soon' to debate gun violence -- Buffs4Ever 11/06/2017 12:21AM
  I think so also. ** -- Buffs4Ever 11/06/2017 2:28PM
  So that's why we alone have this unique problem -- Portland 11/07/2017 4:54PM
  Whose fault is that? ** -- buffdad 11/07/2017 6:46PM
  Those numbers are from 2010... ** -- BUFFHWY 11/07/2017 7:46PM
  But my point is that -- buffdad 11/07/2017 9:01PM
  There is another dimension these days -- cu2x 11/06/2017 08:00AM
  Agreed ** -- Buffs4Ever 11/06/2017 2:28PM
  Buying an AR-15. -- buffaloaded 11/06/2017 12:34PM
  Ron Reagan was shot -- jackmorman 11/06/2017 07:59AM

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