Since Newtown

Since Newtown

It has been 2 years since the gunshot killings of 20 young school children and seven adults in Newtown Connecticut. It the that time there have been almost 100 more school shootings, about one a week. We don’t know how many gun deaths and injuries have occurred since the gun lobby had Congress forbid the CDC from compiling that public health data, and crowd sourcing can’t keep up with the numbers. Nothing has changed; another Newtown could happen any day.

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2 Responses to “Since Newtown”

  1. Paul Mazzuca Says:

    Dear Mike,
    1) Thanks for another legislative wake-up call. Republicans controlling both House and Senate soon does not augur well for the Congress to reverse its edict for the CDC NOT to collect school gun violence data.

    2) “Violence is as American as apple pie.”

    3) in Psychology, “demand characteristics” suggests having something around increases likelihood of using it. More guns around means more deaths. The Second Amendment is about the collective protection of a well-armed militia, not packing a piece in 7th grade.
    Respectfully,

    Paul A. Mazzuca
    Son and Grandson of Marines
    NRA Safe Hunter and probably proud owner of a Merit Badge for Marksmanship earned at Goshen Boy Scout Camp

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Agreed. BTW, got my NRA Safe Hunter training through the Boy Scout Marksmanship Program at the 23rd Regiment Armory in Brooklyn.

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