U.S. Rep. John Larson Calls For Gun Control Talks

In a statement issued this weekend Connecticut's First District Democrat said "politics be damned" in the wake of the Newtown shootings.


Connecticut Congressman John Larson, D-First District, this weekend called for a serious political debate on the issue of gun control following the Newtown shootings that killed 26 people, 20 of them children.

In a statement issued Saturday Larson said "politics be damned" and that it's time for the country to face the issue head-on.

"Friday was a day of mourning, but the time to act is now upon us. To do nothing in the face of continuous assaults on our children is to be complicit in those assaults. There may not be a single cure-all for the violence in our nation, however we must start the process and begin the deeper and longer conversations that need to take place. Politics be damned. Of the 12 deadliest shootings in our nation's history, half of them have happened in the last five years. And there is not a single person in America who doesn't fear it will happen again. It's time we recognize the danger and address it."

In a memorial vigil Sunday night in Newtown President Obama also touched on the subject of gun control, saying America is not doing enough to keep its children safe.

Many of Connecticut's lawmakers have been mostly silent on the politically-charged issue of gun control in the wake of the shootings. Their constituents, however, have not. Thousands of them have taken to social media and other outlets to call for gun control, and to argue against it.

dfhfd dvgrvd December 17, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Idiot feeding the faux rage.violence is in steady decline. If media and politicians would stop using tragedy for personal gain and agenda furtherance we'd all be better off!
Alan robin December 17, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Have people forgotten what are forefathers fought and died for Have people become oblivious to the fact that over the last 20 or so years government has gone into overdrive literary whipping there ass with the constitution taking rights away at will taxing the people to pay for wars that they believe in so much that not one of their children are fighting in showing no proof that they themselves had no part of such tragedies such as 9/11 ready i would like to see the plane coming in the portion oh i forgot those cans went working that day right the bible said the meek shall inherent the earth we it may look as they already have the once great united states this government can not be trusted they don't want the guns to stop killings they want they guns so its harder for people to defend themselves but rest ashore there are still true Americans that i fill are not wiling to rollover and Die just yet and now with government thinking they can come git the guns i fear its the beginning of the end


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