President Addresses Need for Gun Control in Wake of Conn. School Shooting

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The Newton, Connecticut school shooting has many people talking about gun control, including President Barack Obama in his Saturday morning weekly address.

KTLA’s Christina Pascucci has more on the president’s heart-felt statements.

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  • Anthony

    While this recent school shooting in Newtown, CT and other similar occurrences are horribly tragic, I believe gun control is not going to solve the problem. Whether it’s a gun, a knife, a bomb, or any other weapon used, the result would have been the same. The real root of the problem isn’t the weapon — the real cause the mental instability of the person or persons who committed this heinous crime, and not just this one but all others like it. Rather than have a knee-jerk reaction and spend lots of money on new gun control legislation and enforcement, why not use that money instead to help people with psychological problems, and pay more attention to those people with mental illnesses who are deemed likely to commit such a horrible act? We always hear after the fact of such an event that this person had a long history of mental illness, yet the signs were ignored, or their treatment was not covered by insurance, or psychological intervention was not considered. Basically, the type of people who commit these crimes are the ones who fall through the cracks. If President Obama really wants to do something to prevent this from happening again, treat the problem at the source, don’t take away any and all weapons which could help protect actual law-abiding citizens from disturbed people like this. Any weapon could be used to commit a crime like this — even a sharpened stick. And where does it end? First you ban guns, then knives, then bows and arrows, then sharpened sticks, then all blunt objects? The government should stop chasing its tail and treat the real problem.