You’ll be seeing an ad on cable TV pushing for gun control. From USA Today:
The commercial features a ticking clock and people bowing their heads to observe a moment of silence for the 20 children and six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last year on Dec. 14. Halfway through the spot, a presumed shooter carrying a bulky duffel bag approaches a building and the door shuts.
“But with 26 more school shootings since that day,” the narrator says, “Ask yourself: Is silence what America needs right now?”
The ad is sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, groups that have pushed Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence.
Not one piece of legislation proposed in Congress would have prevented the Newtown shooting. The sad fact is that the guns were legally owned by a woman who knew that her son was mentally ill and yet left the guns where he could access them. I’m sorry that she also lost her life, but how do you legislate against stupid?
6 Responses to “Newtown Anniversary: And So It Begins”
Leave a Reply
(Be sure to answer the anti-spam question!)