Opinion: Mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado show need for better gun laws

Opinion: Mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado show need for better gun laws

(AFP via Getty Images) A man places flowers alongside a police cruiser outside of the Boulder, Colorado, Police Department in honor of Boulder police officer Eric Talley, who was one of 10 people killed during a mass shooting at a grocery store on March 23. ‘Slippery slope’ argument hardly applies to call for universal background checks The editorial board operates independently from the U-T newsroom but holds itself to similar ethical standards. We base our editorials and endorsements on reporting, interviews and rigorous debate, and strive for accuracy, fairness and civility in our section. Disagree? Let us know . Daoyou Feng, 44. Hyun Jung Grant, 51. Suncha Kim, 69. Paul Andre Michels, 54. Soon Chung Park, 74. Xiaojie Tan, 49. Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33. Yong Ae Yue, 63. Tralona Bartkowiak, 49. Suzanne Fountain, 59. Teri Leiker, 51. Kevin Mahoney, 61. Lynn Murray, 62. Rikki Olds, 25. Denny Stong, 20. Neven Stanisic, 20. Eric Talley, 51. Jody Waters, 65. These are the 18 Americans who were killed this month in mass shootings in the Atlanta area and Boulder, Colorado. These are 18 people who might still be alive if only past Congresses and presidents had approved common-sense, obvious measures to limit gun violence. Now, with Democrats in control of the House, the Senate and the White House, the chances for significant gun legislation seem better than in recent years. President Joe Biden and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-San Francisco, are demanding the reinstatement of a 1994 federal law which lapsed in […]

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