Newtown shooting: now is the time for gun law debate in America - Telegraph
We will never take the risk out of life and we will never stop shootings
entirely, just as we will never take way the right to gun ownership. But we can
take responsible steps to minimise the risks if we start to answer some tough
Why does driving a car require a test to get a license but owning a gun
requires none? Do semi-automatic weapons need to be so prevalent to respect the
Is limiting the purchase of ammunition the equivalent of restricting gun
rights? And what more can we do to screen mentally ill young men and make it
more difficult for them to get their hands on guns?
This is a time of sorrow and soul searching. After each of these mass
shootings we are told it is not time to have a debate about gun violence in our
country. But if not now, when?
We cannot look at this senseless slaughter of children and pretend that we
honour their memory by remaining silent and refusing to confront reality.