January 5th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
10 years ago

With new Congress comes a new push for gun laws

Washington (CNN) - Lawmakers began a new session of Congress with the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, still fresh in their minds - inspiring a new push to pass gun laws that could prevent another tragedy.

On Day One, lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced nearly a dozen bills related to gun violence.


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  1. Gurgyl

    .....not only SANDYHOOK, see TODAY in ARORA, COLORADO. Pass GUN-CONTROL LAW. Period. Listen to this shrewd law person–you do not go wrong.

    January 5, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. RandyIA

    Just over 11 years ago, 3000 people were killed by people using box cutters. I can still to this day walk into any store anywhere in the US and buy a box cutter. Why is that?

    January 5, 2013 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. Mike Texoma

    Risk management is what it is. This carnage is unacceptable. First, we have to minimize access to weapons which can fire more that just a few cartridges, maybe 4, rapidly and without reloading. And, second, we have to begin to diagnose and deal effectively with mental illness. The second amendment looks toward a "well regulated militia" and it's time we regulated it well. And even freedom of speech is not absolute. It is a criminal offense to yell "fire" in a crowded theater when there is no fire, because the risk of injury and loss of life is too great. We do not need gun battles in schools. We do not need a society armed to the teeth. We need to face this problem and we need reasonable minds to think it through.

    January 5, 2013 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  4. Rick walden

    This is so dumb no law will make guns out of reach to the "bad guy" they will get guns anyway ever heard of drugs they are just as easy to get and thire is laws for them yet they flood are streets what we need are more of us Americans to carry guns so when some crazy guy with a gun try's some thing he gets droped quick the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with one and that's the American way

    January 6, 2013 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  5. Name lynn

    the congress is pushing for gun laws is it going to work all these shooting that took place in other schools an theaters nothing was done nothing about it. pushing gun laws until adam went to school in conn an kill those children an adults now people pushing gun laws

    January 6, 2013 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  6. Follow American Wisdom

    Please let the "new" congress observe the wisdom of our founding fathers:

    β€œThose who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Ben Franklin.

    Thomas Jefferson quote: "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

    The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. Thomas Jefferson

    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
    Thomas Jefferson

    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson

    January 6, 2013 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Not going to happen.

    All they want, is to keep the people from rebelling against their dictator.

    January 6, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |