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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    The Airforce is culpable for not notifying civil regulators of the shooters history of violence and mental illness.

    It will be interesting to see the lawsuits against the Airforce about this.  The military often doesn't release to civil authorities the background of criminal behavior of people in the military.   The military not releasing criminal brackgrounds to civilian law agencies has been an ongoing problem.

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      Russell Pangborn

      Are these just misused hunting rifles? Do you need an AR 15 to bring down a deer or varmint?

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        Jerry Wesner

        Thanks, Canadian friend!  Maybe someday we'll stop being the stupid side of the border.

        And have two smart sides, that is.