Mass shoot­ing in Cal­i­for­nia brings gun vi­o­lence home

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Terri Til­lis, Walt Bonora,

As a kid I watched Westerns on TV where the “bad man/gun­man” would sud­denly push open the saloon doors, draw his guns and start shoot­ing. I re­mem­ber con­sciously think­ing that I was glad I didn’t live “in those times.”

Ap­par­ently now I do ...

How many more peo­ple have to be slaugh­tered be­fore the Repub­li­can Party, the NRA and the gun lovers of this coun­try re­al­ize this isn’t work­ing?

What is this sick ob­ses­sion so many Amer­i­cans have with guns? We need a cul­ture change. At the very least we need to ban all au­to­matic weapons. The 2nd Amend­ment has no more ap­pli­ca­tion to­day. It is sick that we live in a na­tion held hostage by a gun lobby. Guns are big busi­ness and peo­ple are dy­ing.

Enough. Stop the mad­ness.

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