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Dec 14, 2012

Connecticut School Shooting Sparks Gun Control Debate On Twitter

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Newtown, CT – Today’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting brought the nation to a silent standstill this morning. Though many are still reeling from the appalling shock of 20 children confirmed dead thus far, Hundreds have already taken to Twitter this afternoon to call for greater gun control.

“Today’s not … a day to engage in the usual Washington policy debates,” press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “That day will come, but today’s not that day.” Jezebel kindly disagrees. Katie J.M. Baker writes “The only acceptable explanation for that statement is that you got cut off from saying, ‘because yesterday was.’ ”

She’s not alone. Twitter is overflowing with calls for greater gun control. Though there are also plenty of opposing views as well, there’s a general sense that social is saying “Today isn’t the day to talk about gun control. Today is the day to finally do something about it.”

There are many more and many more to come on Twitter. Just search #guncontrol .


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