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Sandy Hook Elementary School: the gun lobby are child killers

by | 16th, December 2012

SANDY Hook Elementary School: Adam Gopnick on guns in the New Yorker:

After the Aurora killings, I did a few debates with advocates for the child-killing lobby—sorry, the gun lobby—and, without exception and with a mad vehemence, they told the same old lies: it doesn’t happen here more often than elsewhere (yes, it does); more people are protected by guns than killed by them (no, they aren’t—that’s a flat-out fabrication); guns don’t kill people, people do; and all the other perverted lies that people who can only be called knowing accessories to murder continue to repeat, people who are in their own way every bit as twisted and crazy as the killers whom they defend. (That they are often the same people who pretend outrage at the loss of a single embryo only makes the craziness still crazier.)…

The people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of those children…congratulate yourself on living in the child-gun-massacre capital of the known universe.

What about defence?

Beneath the expressions of grief, sorrow and disbelief over the Connecticut school massacre lies an uneasy truth in Washington: over the last few years the Obama administration and Congress quietly let federal funding for several key school security programs lapse in the name of budget savings.

Such are the facts…



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