Mass Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut - Gun Control At Last?





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Published on Dec 14, 2012

"Thirteen years ago, the shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Colorado briefly increased support for stricter gun laws, a rise in public favor that soon gave way to a sustained long-term decline. The mass shooting Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which led President Barack Obama to call for "meaningful action," may again shift the polls on gun control.

The Columbine shootings generated more public interest, as measured by the Pew Research Center, than any other news story in 1999. Polls by Pew Research and Gallup conducted in the wake of the tragedy found increases of 6 to 8 percentage points in support for stricter gun laws."*

How many more people have to die in a shooting before we "can" have a real conversation about gun control? What will it take for the Obama Administration to produce real legislation to stop more innocent, senseless deaths? Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (Host, Turner Classic Movies) and John Iadarola (Host, TYT University) discuss.

*Read more from Mark Blumenthal/ Huffington Post:

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