The gun violence of the United States is an anomaly among most industrialized democracies. Other countries place many more impediments on gun ownership. Here, virtually anyone can obtain a gun, even someone as profoundly disturbed as [Seung-Hui Cho].Cho fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition, striking his victims more than 200 times. He also missed some of his targets. If Congress had renewed the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, he wouldn't have had 15-round magazines for his Clock 9mm pistol.We need legislation that requires thorough background checks for every gun sale. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms must receive sufficient funds to aggressively pursue corrupt gun dealers and black marketers. Stiffer anti-trafficking laws must be adopted nationwide. The Assault Weapons Ban must be immediately reinstated.
We Must Stem Gun Violence
We must face the hard truth that firearms are so easy to acquire in the United States that lethal mass shootings are mathematically inevitable.Our nation was stunned by Seung-Hui Cho's shooting spree at Virginia Tech University, where he killed 32 students a...