MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Fourteen killed in Aurora, Colo.
Three in Portland.
Now 20 young children and six adults at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn., and just this morning in Birmingham, AL.com’s Jeremy Gray and Mia Watkins reported a gunman shot three people on the fifth floor of St. Vincent’s Hospital before he was killed.
The weapons in all four mass, public killings? Guns.
Our founding fathers wrote in The Bill of Rights that “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
But, as everyone who has ever argued over gun control knows, U.S. residents have debated ever since on whether it’s only the military, all citizens or a group “somewhere in between” who has a right to own a gun.
……. the rest of my column and a poll here: Tell me, Alabama: Gun control or “right to bear arms?” (Janita Poe, Poll)