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In the aftermath of the horror that played out on a Virginia baseball field, we can — and should — step back for a...
In the wake of the Arizona "Congress on Your Corner" shooting spree, Americans began to talk again about the nation's gun laws. In Arizona Jared Loughner, a mentally unstable man with a record of disturbing public behavior and drug use, opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun he bought in a strip mall. He killed six people and injured at least a dozen others. Some of us talked about the need to keep crazy people from buying guns. Others of us talked about how we should be able to take our guns everywhere-- like into the nation's capitol-- to protect ourselves from the crazies. In Georgia today, a gun rights group is celebrating the introduction of a bill that would lift a state law banning weapons in houses of worship. Unarmed worshipers, they say, are ripe for attack. They call the bill "church carry" but there are an estimated 100,000 Muslims living in Atlanta who will refer to the bill as "mosque carry," which may not be looked upon as favorably by the bill's sponsor.
In the wake of the shooting in Arizona this weekend that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and that killed and injured more than 20 people, many pundits and politicians are pointing fingers. Others are hoping the incident will serve to ratchet down rancor. Yet emerging details make it clear the shooter wasn't primarily motivated by politics, right or left.