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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012, 9:47 A.M.

Trib: Answer To Killings, More Guns?

That emotional, knee-jerk reaction you're hearing to the massacre of a dozen people and the wounding of five times as many in a Colorado movie house isn't coming from the gun-control crowd. Oh, you'll hear a few scattered voices arguing that had the Brady bill not been allowed to lapse almost eight years ago, suspect James E. Holmes might not have carried an assault weapon equipped with a 100-round drum magazine into a crowded theater. But Republicans are wedded to the National Rifle Association, Democrats are scared witless of the gun issue and many Americans aren't sure laws already on the books function adequately. No, what really stands out is the number of people who are willing to use this rampage as a springboard for even fewer restraints on guns/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you consider the answer to the Aurora massacre to be more guns?




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