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Virginia Tech And A Political Silence On Guns

by | 20th, April 2007

AFTER Virginia Tech, the Economist notes that with so much talk of guns and the right to bear arms “only two [US Presidential] candidates said anything about guns, and that was to support the right to have them”.

In an earlier article, the Economist writes : “The academic debate about whether guns save more innocent lives than they cut short, or vice versa, may never end. Most Americans are inclined to believe the latter. But politicians bow to the gun enthusiasts because their beliefs are much more likely to determine how they vote.”

Are leading, ambitious American politicians scared of tackling the issue of guns?
This from the article :
“Cho Seung-hui does not stand for America’s students, any more than Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris did when they slaughtered 13 of their fellow high-school students at Columbine in 1999. Such

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