Summary: The Gun Control Debate

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The Gun Control Debate America’s debate on issues of gun control reached a new fervor spurred on by the mass-shooting tragedies of the last few years including the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting that left 32 dead and many wounded and reached a fever pitch after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. The pledge by President Obama for the United States Congress to take action is the focus of his current speeches and remarks. Family members of those lost in recent shootings stood with and behind the president at the White House on March 28th as he told America “…the entire country pledged we would do something about it and that this time would be different. Shame on us if we've forgotten…” (Obama, B. Remarks, 2013). Proponents and opponents of gun…show more content…
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