Public Comment

Can we develop empathy?

Romila Khanna
Friday August 12, 2016 - 05:15:00 PM

I don't know how many odd or even number of deaths will stir empathy in the hearts of our legislators. So long as it is others who die, it must be okay to avoid thinking about introducing changes to the Second Amendment. I know crazy minds may still be able to devise ways to acquire guns, but many criminals will be deterred if background checks are thorough and assault weapons are forbidden. 

Too many members of Congress owe their election to campaign funding from the gun lobby. The cries of grieving families have not melted the stone hearts of gun manufacturers. What will it take to bring down the high count of gun-related deaths in the United States?