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Newtown School Shooting: McCollum Urges Immediate Congressional Action to End 'Epidemic of Gun Violence'

Do you agree with Rep. Betty McCollum? What do you think is at issue in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting? Is it gun control? Addressing mental health? Both? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Fourth District Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D) issued the following statement .

"Today’s elementary school shooting is heartbreaking. As a mother, the mass murder of young school children and educators is incomprehensible. My prayers are with all families of the victims.

"The time has come for President Obama, Congress and the American people to come together to act immediately to end the epidemic of gun violence and the proliferation of guns designed to be weapons of mass murder. Inaction and obstruction by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to common sense gun laws is not tolerable.”

 

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Simon D December 18, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Just so sick of all the wind coming from Congress on both sides of the fence. Using this tragedy to push an anti gun agenda is just more politics as usual. As if Congress can swoop in and legislate these problems away. How about instead of trying to change the world by never compromising or deviating from the party line, you work on maybe accomplishing your regular job first, namely approving a budget that addresses the undertaxation, overspending, and crippling debt we are facing in a manner that makes common sense rather than voting only to appease the special interests that contribute to your campaign. I equate all these bought and paid for politicians, who vote against the interests of the public good in favor of straight party line and special interests, as criminals guilty of treason.
Simon D December 18, 2012 at 07:34 PM
A little overboard, I know. I voted for Betty, just tired of all the misdirection and political agendas. Do your jobs and save the theatrics for an election year.

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