So Isn't It Time for Meaningful Gun Reform
- 06/13/2016 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)
Outside Stonewall, Jun 12, 2016 (Photo: James West)
—Our collective heart aches when word comes of another massacre by a lunatic with an assault rifle. And this is what happened on Sunday in Orlando, Florida. A homophobic maniac with an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub. He killed more than 50 people and injured 50 more.
—The question is will we have meaningful gun reform in this country or continue to allow people to purchase assault weapons. President Obama said, "This massacre is a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school or in a house of worship, in a movie theater or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that's the country we want to be." He added, "To actively do nothing is a decision as well."
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