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Who Do We Blame For The Lack Of Gun Control?


Oct 06, 2017

By Juliette Kayyem,

Calls for gun reform have once again rung out in the wake of another horrific mass shooting – this time in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 59 people died and more than 500 were injured.

A routine seems to have emerged with these events: following the days of mourning and expressing condolences, politicians and gun reform advocates and opponents speak their pieces on gun control, then seemingly retreat into the shadows. When the next nightmare happens, the cycle repeats.

National security expert Juliette Kayyem blames the NRA and the complicit politicians who prevent the conversation on gun reform from going beyond a post-tragedy squabble.

“I am tired of not being able to talk about guns as in a homeland security issue and the need to minimize the risk to our community," Kayyem said during an interview with Boston Public Radio Wednesday. "There is no reason that we should not have that conversation."

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