Gun control beginning state by state
The Kansas City Star
States that experienced some of the most horrific gun violence are coming up with new gun control laws.
And it’s about time. Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings occurred on Dec. 14, is the latest. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law this week new gun controls, which people hope will help prevent other Newtown tragedies.
Colorado’s new gun laws, requiring background checks for all gun purchases and limiting the size of ammunition magazines, attracted President Barack Obama this week in his hopes to revive federal gun control efforts to prevent mass shootings.
Colorado also had been where mass killings had occurred in 1999 at Columbine High School and last year at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where 12 were shot to death and 60 others were wounded during the opening of a new Batman movie.
Tragedies shouldn’t have to occur before people in states such as Kansas and Missouri take action to limit access to firearms.