Iowa state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, a Democrat, told a local newspaper that part of the solution to mass shootings is to ban and confiscate semi-automatic weapons.
A theater shooting in San Antonio, Texas, on December 16 was ignored by the national media. Unlike the horrific Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, two days earlier, no one was killed in the San Antonio shooting. But that was likely because of the timely intervention of an armed off-duty law enforcement officer who was working at the theater. And the difference that a good person with a gun can make does not fit the mainstream media's anti-gun narrative.
President Obama intends to put the "full weight" of his efforts and his office behind attempts to pass new restrictions on firearms in the new year, he told host David Gregory in an interview aired on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday.
The National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre wants Congress to provide funding immediately for placing armed police officers in every school in the country.
In the wake of last Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many Americans are asking how such a traumatic ordeal could have been avoided. Texas state representative-elect Jason Villalba believes that armed security at schools could be the answer, and will file legislation in the Lone Star State to allow certain designated teachers to be armed.