Another horrific moment took place today in Rochester, New York today as firefighters were shot at while arriving at the scene of a massive fire.
Two of those firefighters died.
Around all this gun violence, we have people on both sides fighting for or against more gun control laws.
Right in the heart of the argument has been Piers Morgan who called out a gun lobbyist’s idea for reform being to give teachers and administrators guns in schoolrooms.
He was then threatened with deportation by gun advocates who disagree with his beliefs. A petition went around and is being sent for consideration to President Obama.
And now Piers is saying exactly what we’re thinking as things get worse and more gun violence occurs:
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More shocking and heartbreaking information is coming out of this truly sad Christmas Eve news story.
As we reported earlier, four firefighters were gunned down at the scene of a massive New York house fire, leaving two of them dead and the other two hospitalized, while another off-duty police officer was left injured.
Rochester police are now saying that the alleged assailant
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The NRA just held a press conference in an attempt to push the darkness away from guns themselves, but another gunman has claimed lives with the weapon just one week after the Sandy Hook shooting.
The incident occurred in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania Friday morning with one gunman killing three people before fleeing the scene.
The unnamed suspect then found himself in a police shoot-out and, after shooting at state troopers, fell to his own death at the bullet of a cop's gun.
Those killed by the gunman include two men and one woman, though names have yet to be released. Three cops were also injured in the shoot-out, but fortunately they're expected to fully recover.
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We need action. And we need it now. Whether it be in the form of gun control or better care of the mental well-beings of those in need, we need to do SOMETHING to prevent this madness from running even more rampant than it already is.
[Image via AP Images.]
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He's more than keeping his word!
He is NOT messing around! Nor should he be!
In the wake of a 20-year-old gunman's massacre of 27 people, 20 of them children, at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama promised the devastated community that "if there is even one thing that we can do" to prevent something like this happening again that "we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try."
And he as ALREADY started doing just that, by announcing today that Vice President Joe Biden will be spearheading a multi-agency group to tackle the problem of widespread gun violence in the country…with proposals ready to be pushed into legislation by JANUARY!
As the President explained:
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There is a heated discussion circulating among Americans - and the global community - concerning gun control and the place automatic weapons have in a modern society, striving (hopefully) for peaceful co-existence.
The now infamous Dark Knight Rises mass-murderer James Holmes so easily obtained his instruments of death - an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remmington 12-guage shotgun and 2 40-caliber glock handguns - LEGALLY from gun stores and purchased mass amounts of ammunition on-line.
In response to the horrific crime that took place Friday in Aurora, the lovely ladies over at The View touched upon the volatile issue of gun control - or lack thereof - in the United States.
Watch this important debate in action (above)!
While "the right to bear arms" is guaranteed by the constitution, you have to
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After the horrific Dark Knight killings where James Holmes shot 12 dead and injured 59 using a LEGALLY purchased AR-15 assault rifle, Remmington 12-guage shotgun and 2 40-caliber glock handguns, the nation-wide debate on gun control has re-ignited with a ferverence.
NYC Mayor Bloomberg, who is renowned for enforcing strict gun control laws, appeared on CBS' Face The Nation and called upon President Obama and Gov. Romney to publicly provide concrete plans of action in regards to gun control, rather than the generic, vague statements they've recently been issuing.
Check out Bloomberg's commendable request (above).
People may kill people, but it's a hell of a lot harder to kill people - especially a whole bunch of people - without a gun!
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Now that another horrible massacre has scarred the United States, a lot of people are fed up with the nation's lack of proper gun control.
Take Mayor Michael Bloomberg for example. New York City's head of political affairs has had enough. In light of the tragic event, he released a statement calling for President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's attention:
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