Yesterday was the tragic anniversary of the ghastly 2012 massacre of 20 young children and six faculty at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. And though mass shootings account for only a fraction of gun deaths in the United States — which are still at historic lows — the terroristic nature and moral depravity of the Sandy Hook incident makes it especially traumatic. So the instinct to “do something” is understandable.
That’s still no excuse for sophistry.
Eight years ago today 20 children were murdered at Sandy Hook. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of these parents. Let’s look at gun laws not as partisans but as moms and dads… and find solutions.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) December 15, 2020