December 28, 2012 3:02 AM

Commentary: Our national amnesia with gun massacres

The recent slaughter of 20 children in Newtown, Conn., immediately spurred responses that were both predictable and contradictory. Elected officials across America, including President Barack Obama, declared that the nation must pass stricter laws to keep guns, especially “assault weapons” and high-capacity ammunition clips, out of the hands of people like Adam Lanza.

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