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

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

Connecticut Congressman John Larson, D-First District, called this weekend 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.

Andrew Ziemba December 18, 2012 at 07:23 PM
More people die each year from hitting deer than from mass shootings in America. Think about that for a moment.
Joe December 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Sorry guys but we may not be totally on the same page. If the response is just the size of future magazines that can be sold (limit 10 shots) and thats the only response to this, then I am with you. However, if I have to deal with only 10 shots in a magazine and we also get No Gun Zones crap lifted and teachers/or police armed in school, and more money to put crazy people away for good, then that's a small inconvenience for me and not a threat to the constitution. Yes I know that more people die from deer and drunks etc, but this was different, and it becomes much different when you play in your mind the movie of how this horror may have looked. I played that same movie for Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Aurora, and for me this one is very different. Just so I can create a digital footprint on this topic...speaking of Aurora...if I am ever in a movie theatre and someone gets up for no reason and walks out the emergency exit, I will follow you and beat you to within an inch of their lives. For me, unless we all see an emergency, thats a door that will forever be different for me.
eddie barca December 23, 2012 at 06:19 PM
has anyone noticed..every reply is from a man. sorry, but UGH..as a woman, i cannot understand your thinking....can someone do a search and find out how many women have shot, with a gun, massive amounts of people?
Adam December 23, 2012 at 09:01 PM
A picture can speak a thousand words: http://cdn.pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/gunsmakeuslesssafe.png
POODETWA December 29, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I AGREE W/YOU FRED. I WOULD SAY 75%.

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