January 16, 2011 by USA Post
1981: An empty mentally ill 25-year gun as exits from President Ronald Reagan Washington Hilton Hotel, leaving him seriously injured.
Public outcry led to a gun control point repère”’la law.
2011: A 22-year-old man described as mentally unbalanced throws a pistol into the crowd in an Arizona shopping mall, killing six people and injuring 13, including a member of Congress.
This time the outcry led to a struggle over the struggle against words.
The debate is whether Rush Limbaugh is too mean and too sarcastic Keith Olbermann, if political parties are too mean to each other.
A Tucson on Wednesday, President Barack Obama has called for an end to the fiery rhetoric, urging a new era of civility to honor the victims. The shootings, he said, raised a discussion about “the merits of the security laws of firearms.” Then he quickly changed.
Has America moved on as well?
Public support for “control armes”s’est blurred over three decades despite cooling shootings at Columbine Public and Virginia Tech, and politicians are less inclined to wade through the complex and contentious debate Second Amendment.
Recent decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States have expanded the rights of firearms, do not take them. The National Rifle Association and gun lobbies others have exercised their organizational and political muscle to win a wide range of new freedoms in the states.
Incidents like the shooting of Arizona, such as the murders at Columbine High School in 1999 and Virginia Tech in 2007, had no lasting impact on public attitudes on the issue. And even in years when there was public support for ‘control armes”que now, legislation on the issue often responded to opponents over”’ gun control. One reason may be that relatively few are chosen, especially in recent years, have spoken strongly in favor de”’armes fire, leaving the matter to define most of the time by opponents.
The percentage of people saying it’s more important to control gun ownership than to protect the rights of Americans to own guns has dropped from 58 percent in April 2008 to just 50 percent in a poll in September 2010 Pew Research Center. There is a huge gap partisan issue, with 70 percent of Republicans but only 30 percent of Democrats say it’s more important to protect the rights of gun owners that control the possession of weapons.
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