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Is it time for America to act on gun control?

December 18th, 2012
12:59 AM ET

Author of "More Guns, Less Crime," John Lott, and CNN contributor Roland Martin debate whether stricter gun control laws would make America safer.


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  1. Kei Kei

    Have guns control made a difference in the Black communities where the young boys were and are getting killed at phenomenal rates. Innocent war babies getting killed and some friendly fire. Kids who reach in their parents, closet and get the guns legitimatrly bought, teach them to shoot, gun control. N–_-word and after President O BA a got reelected and gun sales went up now you want gun control. People walking and showing guns, and believing it's OK, and now gun control. Police shooting on whims and people shooting police on a whim gun control. All your life threatened taken advantage now fear everybody has a right to carry a gun. Never been into guns, believe in war especially after war massacres. Domestic violence not beating woman type, but those constant battles here in our street, Black mothers and fathers crying out to get guns, things that deeply destroy families, where was gun control. Oh yeah gun lobbyist getting a bill signed in their favor why, guns don't kill people, people do guns are an instrument to get the job done. I never carried a gun or hired a gun. Don't make no sense out of it.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:07 am | Reply
  2. gilbert2007

    You have mentioned Aspergers Syndrome with relation to Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook. This syndrome is a seriously misunderstood and extremely destructive mental disability, which you seem to disregard as the primary reason for Mr. Lanza's acts. You seem to assume that something else on top of Aspergers is the reason behind this problem.

    The trouble with Aspergers is that it is is often invisible to outsiders, although partially understood by people who live with the "sufferer", notably partners, husbands/wives or specific family members. It is a "behind closed doors" set of problems. The behaviour of such a sufferer may never be noticed by ordinary people in the local environment, however close e.g. the children of a sufferer.

    It can result in very destructive activity, bizarre prioritisations, phobias and beliefs that make no sense to a normal person and a complete lack of any feeling of empathy for others or even the concept that another person has an opinion.

    I believe that my ex-wife suffered from Aspergers, but she has never accepted assessment and I will never know for sure. My children do not talk to me now and I can not enter our old house. It is seriously destructive. The way their minds work is literally unfathomable.

    Please re-assess your coverage, if you are going to mention Aspergers. Undiagnosed sufferers are possibly the most dangerous, but even when diagnosed, the level of understanding of what Aspergers people are capable of is in no way understood. I believe there are many sufferers who are not diagnosed. It was only accepted as a medical problem in the UK in 1977.

    I am not a medical person, although an ex-medical photographer. I feel myself to be a victim of the syndrome.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Reply
  3. David M Foss

    Leave the innocent people alone! Guns don't kill. Are you people crazy? Piers Morgan should be deported and take Soledad O'Brien with him!! I'll never watch CNN again when Soledad or Piers are on! That type of stupidity could bring down America!!
    No way to get through those thick skulls!

    December 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply

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