New federal gun-control legislation has been declared all but dead on arrival this week. Gridlock in the U.S. Senate is proving to be an insuperable barrier to any meaningful change.
David J. Climenhaga
Our Canadian Constitution makes sane limits on firearms proliferation eminently achievable -- we need only exercise the political will.
Gun mayhem in the U.S. hit just in time to catch the Canadian gun lobby and the Harper government doing a little victory jig on gun de-control.
From the hallways of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., to Afghanistan, to Somalia, the flood of U.S. weapons and ammunition fuels violence, death and injury.
With almost 9 guns for every 10 people, USA gun ownership is off the rational scale. Handgun homicides are off the charts. Is there a connection? Will it ever change or will the carnage continue?
The intense Canadian political focus on the federal gun registry may have ultimately been a distraction from an even bigger gun issue -- the ready availability of combat weapons in Canada.
Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
If you create lethal weapons and spread them widely among the populace, you should not be surprised when they discharge and kill people.
Our daughter did her graduate work in Connecticut. Her aunt is an elementary school principal there. Our eldest daughter is a musician, music teacher and mother.
Rehashing old conversations about gun control will do nothing to prevent the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut from happening again. And we all know the next time is already on its way.
Another mass murder, another shooting spree, leaving bodies bullet-riddled by a legally obtained weapon. This time, it was Wisconsin, at a Sikh temple, as people gathered for their weekly worship.