A sad and horrific event happened on December 14, 2012. A gunman by the name of Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children and 6 staff, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, and then killed himself. President Obama commented on this tragedy by vowing to “use whatever power this office holds”, alluding to a start of gun control. At a memorial speech for the 27 victims Obama stated that leaders can no longer stand by idly and let these things happen. “These tragedies must end” is how he put it. His speech seemed significantly promising by his definite action, for a President who did not utilize much political capital during the 3 other shootings of his term. Obama repeatedly states that he will do whatever he can within his power to prevent future events like this from happening.
Adam Lanza had hundreds of rounds of ammunition still left after he shot himself. He shot himself as police drew near which means he could have shot more people if police wouldn’t have come then. The president offered no specific proposal as there is rising pressure for tighter gun control, but the administration has the makings of a plan, just not an advanced one. The president also said that he would try and work with mental health professionals and parents and educators. Senator Joseph I Lieberman feels like these events are recurrent and if nothing is done now, they will not feel the pain in future when they examine this thoroughly. Governor Molloy said on a CBS program that if people can walk in a building with 30 rounds of ammunition, a decision of weapon control needs to be sought out.
I do not think that the second amendment should be changed in a way that would ban people from gun ownership. I strongly believe the statement “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Adam Lanza was clearly disturbed; he had mental issues. If he really wanted to go kill those students and his parents, he would have...
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