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  •  Maybe The Tide Has Turned: (8+ / 0-)

    Also, polled by The Washington Post:

    In a major reversal, a slim majority of Americans see the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary as a sign of broader problems in society, not merely an isolated act of a troubled individual, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    From the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech through this year’s massacre at a theater in Aurora, Colo., the viewpoint that these were discrete episodes had been steadily increasing. The switch parallels a wave of bipartisan reaction to the mass murder in Connecticut that some speculate may prove a “tipping point” in the politics of gun control.

    After the Aurora killings in July, just 24 percent of Americans in a Pew Research Center poll said the shootings there reflected bigger issues in the country. That number has more than doubled to 52 percent, with 43 percent seeing Sandy Hook as an isolated incident — 67 percent had said so about Aurora.

    •  Hooray for that. (2+ / 0-)
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      leonard145b, deepbreath

      Making guns a little harder to get and abuse will save some lives, but far too many Americans are murdered every year.  We need to ask a lot of hard questions about why Americans kill each other at such a prodigious rate.

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      by dinotrac on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:20:00 AM PST

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