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The bottom line is, "this could have been your child, your grandchild, your godchild, your niece or nephew, your child's best friend", yes this could happen to you and your family.

And the saddest part of all of this is that this country is too crippling and weak to stand up to the special interests because we are afraid to fight.  The politicians are afraid to fight while we continue to see citizens of these high profile shootings die for nothing, but to be remembered as being killed at school, a movie theater, the mall.  This is what we have reduced ourselves to.

Sadly, what is the point of these politicians, when they continue to cave to the sheer name of the "NRA".  They continue to runaway....

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It is time for President Barack Obama, the leader of the United States of America, to open the conversation to this country about gun control.

How many times do we have to continue to listen and watch as hundreds, thousands of our citizens being gunned down due to automatic weapons?  How many times do we have to listen to the report that it was 50, 60, 75, 100 bullets in one round that gunned down dozens of innocent lives in less than a minute?  What will it take to make this a national issue?

I am glad that the President of the United States called these families, and probably is continuing to do so as the numbers are mounting, but he needs to do more.  He needs to lead on this issue.

No more, "this is not the time to talk", it is now time to make the time.

No more, going to these repeated memorials when there is nothing on the table about this.

IF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CAN GET IN AIR FORCE ONE AND TALK ABOUT TAXES, HE CAN DAMN FOR SURE DO THE SAME FOR GUN CONTROL.

MR. PRESIDENT, NOW IS THE TIME.

Sign the petition, now.

12:28 PM PT: In the comments below a very good idea to start a political action pac for this, I think this is a good idea.  HOW DO WE START?

12:53 PM PT: Statement by President Obama:

1:08 PM PT: Supposedly the following was found at the shooting:

"3 guns found at #Newtown shooting scene: .223 Bushmaster, Glock, Sig-Sauer, police say."

And now the number of dead children is 20.

From Star Jones (and ITA on this one):  " Someone is going to have to help me. I've read the Constitution...but I don't see possessing "automatic weapons" as a fundamental right."

1:28 PM PT: Greg Sargent sums it up:

"If today's shooting isn't enough to shame our public officials into action on guns, nothing ever will: wapo.st/WckHp6

1:38 PM PT: Look what the NRA posted on their facebook page.  Everyone take a deep breath.

2:03 PM PT: Washington Post: "EDITORIAL: Time to talk about gun control"

2:22 PM PT: The time to fight is now!!!  Top House GOPer: "We have to be careful" about calling for new gun control legislation Link


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