Sandy Hook Elementary http://wfpl.org en Yarmuth Calls for Comprehensive Gun Control in Wake of Sandy Hook Shooting http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-calls-comprehensive-gun-control-wake-sandy-hook-shooting <p>Kentucky Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says lawmakers need to get behind comprehensive gun control in the aftermath of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.</p><p>Last Friday, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with an assault rifle and two <span class="st" dir="ltr">semi-automatic pistols</span>, killing 20 children and six adults. The shooting has sparked a national debate about the Second Amendment, and gun control groups have been pushing for stricter laws.</p><p>However, gun right's advocates such as Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Tx., have suggested <a href="http://www.kens5.com/news/Texas-congressman-Principal-should-have-been-armed-for-self-defense-183711981.html">the school’s principal should have been armed</a> as a way to protect the students and staff.</p><p>Yarmuth says arming more citizens is not the answer, and that groups like the National Rifle Association ought to be open to reasonable regulations.</p><p>"The National Rifle Association has spent untold millions of dollars instilling fear in our citizens and our politicians. That organization, which regularly fails to represent the responsible attitudes of its members, wants us to believe that the best protection against the irresponsible and lethal use of guns is for everyone to be armed," he says. "And while no specific gun regulation may have prevented the deaths of the 20 Sandy Hook Elementary children, 6 and 7-year-old children, the answer simply cannot be a gun in every elementary school lunchbox."</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:01:29 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3007 at http://wfpl.org Yarmuth Calls for Comprehensive Gun Control in Wake of Sandy Hook Shooting