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Truly Dark days; The VOICE OF.

AMERICA is a great country and truly the land of opportunity.

But it is shamed by the opportunity it gives to the likes of Batman killer suspect James Holmes to buy guns legally.

When it comes to firearms Americans have a blind spot.

It wasn't so long ago frontier families needed to defend their homesteads, and so the right to bear arms is ingrained in American culture.

The tragedy that has befallen Denver shows why that culture has to change.

Sawn-off shotguns were banned in the 1930s to deny gangsters their weapons of choice.

Mail order firearms were outlawed after Lee Harvey Oswald used one to kill President Kennedy.

But wider gun controls introduced by Bill Clinton have come and gone.

In a presidential election year the Dark Knight killings must be a wake-up call.

So whoever wins in November has the backing of the American people for a proper and lasting crackdown.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jul 22, 2012
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