Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gun Massacre Forces Change in Australia, Why Not in the U.S.?

"Gun-control advocates in the U.S. are hoping 2012 marks a turning point in the country's struggle with gun violence. The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary — where most of the 26 victims were killed with an assault rifle similar to the M-16 rifle issued to U.S. soldiers — might spur Washington lawmakers into action following a year of grisly, tragic mass shootings. There are now calls to reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons; the weeks ahead may see a heated debate over the long-enshrined place of guns in American society."*

Americans were told not to react with change after the deadly mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. But that's not have Australia acted after a gun massacre; they took action with bans and tighter licensing, and as a result, have far fewer gun homicide deaths. Cenk Uygur breaks it down

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