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Obama blasts inaction on guns

Three years after a gunman killed 26 people -- mostly first-graders -- at an elementary school in Connecticut, President Barack Obama wondered in a Facebook post Monday how to explain congressional inaction on gun control to the victims' parents. "Three years on, how do we tell them that their Congress hasn't done anything to prevent what happened to them from happening to other families?" Obama wrote, marking the somber anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown. Noting failed attempts to bolster background checks laws that emerged in the aftermath of the shooting, Obama said ultimately "the gun lobby and its allies mobilized to paint that compromise reform as an assault on our freedom"/CNN Politics. More here.

Question: Do you think every mass killing in this country leads us a step closer to gun control?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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