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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:04 PM

Transcript from my show, how to move the needle on Gun Control [View all]

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2012/12/31/making-sense-with-steve-leser--week-in-review

Typing the word “shooting” in a google news search today yields stories of nine separate shootings in the last 24 hours just on the first page of that search.

This is part of what we need to consider in the wake of Sandy Hook. There is a massive level of gun violence in this country to which we have become so desensitized we just gloss right over most reports of it in the news. That’s one of the big problems.

Folks, stop being desensitized to everyday gun violence. That is the first thing we have to do to start changing things. As horrific as it was, I am telling you now as I have on my last couple of shows, Sandy Hook is not going to be enough to force any kind of meaningful change. It’s going to take more. It’s going to take a constant reminding people of all of the carnage that happens on a daily basis in this country.
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That is why I say that meaningful gun control is going to take a lot of awareness raising and unfortunately a lot more carnage before it happens. This is something that is frustrating for people in the inner cities, particularly people of color in the inner cities because they have been experiencing this first hand for decades and desperately trying to raise awareness about it.

Take the important step, and this is for everyone who hears this show, take the step at least a couple of days a week and go to Google, click on the News menu tab at the top and then in the search field type the word “shooting” and click the little blue magnifying glass button and check out the results. Do this a couple of times a week and post at least one or two of the shooting articles of the last 24 hours on your facebook or twitter page or mail it to your friends. Get as many other people that you know to do the same.

I did it for the first time today. If enough of us just do this simple thing, I promise you, we will be on the short road to meaningful gun control in this country.

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