Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S

Atheists are a small minority in the U.S.  Advocates of gun control might be a minority in America as well. In light of the recent shootings in Aurora I am curious as to how atheists in this network view the lack of gun restrictions.  There are probably divergent views.

I have trouble believing that both presidential candidates are steering away from any call for reform after the horrific mass shooting. In my opinion it is insane to allow citizens access to assault weapons that can kill scores of people in a few minutes.  It was even more shocking to hear on a news show that a family had to raise money to pay for the immense hospital bills for one of the victims while they were already crippled with medical bills from the mothers fight with breast cancer.

As a Canadian I came to stand with my U.S brothers for the reason rally and freedom from religion.  I would be willing to come down to the capitol and march for two other important causes.  Gun control and universal health care.

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    Russell Pangborn

    Cheer up. The guns aren't going away but you all know how hard it is to bring in your own food to a movie and not get overcharged for treats.

    Here is how you can sneak chocolate into an American Cinema.

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      Scott DeLong

      I consider, myself neutral for the time being, as much of the research on gun control is inconsistent. Some studies show decreases in violence. Other, studies show increases in violence. So it seems to me that the evidence is mixed.  Nevertheless The logic conservatives use to defend the 2nd Amendment, is often the pinnacle of stupidity.

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        Russell Pangborn

        This ad makes a very good point.

        A gun control ad