Try to Remember the Kind of December

Gun control a year after Sandy Hook

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The children of Sandy Hook (AP photo)
The children of Sandy Hook (AP photo)

I was sitting down the other day to write a humor post for the Broad Street Review when someone asked me if I remembered something about a call for "new gun laws in America" about a year ago.

You know, just before Christmas 2012.

What the hell was he talking about, I wondered.

I did some research and managed to come up with the following.

Last December there was an incident in Connecticut in which a bunch of children in a school were shot at and killed by some messed-up nutty guy who had access to all kind of firearms. A lot of people on the Internet and even a fair number of politicians said that maybe it was finally time to take action to ban certain types of guns and institute a system that helped keep dangerous or sick people from getting guns.

Anyway, it was something like that. Do you remember, by chance?

Of course it’s hard to recall any of this now because there were so many important things going on about the fiscal cliff, the football playoffs, Miley Cyrus, twerking, and those crazy Kardashians never quite getting their full shit together.

Oh, and there were also a few comments of the same nature about new gun laws when some guy shot up a Dairy Queen in February and when another guy killed a bunch of people at a naval base in Washington in September. And there were even a few more comments when another guy shot you and me and killed Fred in October.

Well, that's all she wrote! Guess I'll have another humor post tomorrow.

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