The Tragedy in Arizona

The horrific shooting of 19 innocents in Arizona by a lunatic over the weekend with 6 deaths resulting, including that of a 9 year-old girl and a Federal judge proves again that this is a violent society where the availability of guns is leading us down a path of no return.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords lies in a coma fighting for her life following this assassination attempt. She was shot through the head by a bullet fired from a Glock semi-automatic pistol.

The pistol was bought at a gun store in Tuscon with the ease that some of us shop at a supermarket.

Obviously some things about our gun laws need to be changed and right now.

No one but law enforcement and members of the armed forces needs automatic rifles and pistols.

The shootings in Arizona proves that – it also proves how the lunatic fringe can be motivated into action by the discordant comments pervading the political atmosphere on television, the Internet, on radio and in print.

It is a moment for re-appraisal.

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