Is the gun control movement over?

After mass shootings in a Colorado theater and a Connecticut elementary school last year, the push for gun control was on every news channel and more importantly on Congress’ agenda.

This week is the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut and some are wondering has Congress put a hold on passing stricter gun laws or completely took it off the agenda?

Last April, every gun control proposal brought before the Senate was shot down. The question now is will the proposals be reworded and brought before the Senate again in hopes to get it passed? Or will new proposals or some other form of action come about?

In an article in the Washington Post, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) said, “I don’t think they’re going to come back on it.” “They’ve got a long way to go. And frankly, I just don’t see people who voted against it moving on their position.”

Is Congress all talk or will they actually help to tighten gun laws?

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4 Responses to Is the gun control movement over?

  1. The Lone Reader says:

    For the time being and on the federal level, yes it is dead. Obama doesn’t want to take another loss at this point.

    But it seems from your verbiage that you are at least a little anti-gun. I assume you are free press. And many bad things, including things that have gotten people killed, have happened because of the press. Do you think we need to tighten controls on the press?

    And what makes you think for a second that people that are willing to kill people would care the least little bit about tighter gun laws.

  2. Admin says:

    I do not think we need to tighten controls on the press. I fully support freedom of speech/press.

    As far as my opinions about guns, I am a supporter of the second amendment, which states we have the right to bear arms.

    The blog was written to make readers ponder on the question is Congress done with trying to tighten gun laws.

  3. The Lone Reader says:

    No problem I don’t know your “Tone of Voice” yet.

  4. fcs25 says:

    First of all guns are not the problem.Years ago you could buy a gun from JC Penneys and no one when around shooting everyone in sight.History more than proves that the accessibility of weapons is not the problem….it’s the culture of the people involved.Change the culture/change the murder rate.

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