Talking about gun control, an obvious factor in the incredible amount of gun violence in this country, is
honouring the fallen. By trying to find a way to cut down on the number of such occurrences in the future.
I'll quote Greta Christina here - The Newtown Shootings: It Is Not Too Soon to Start Talking » Greta Christina's Blog
"It is fucking well not too soon to start talking about gun control.
When abortion clinics are bombed, we start talking right away. When Hurricane Katrina happened and the levees broke, we started talking right away. When terrible tragedies happen, and we think they might have been preventable, we start talking right away about what we might to do prevent them from happening again. When terrible tragedies happen, and human beings are fully or even partly responsible, we start talking right away about what we might to do prevent ourselves and each other from doing that again. We may disagree, passionately even, about how the tragedy might have been prevented, and what prevention methods we might consider, and whether those methods would be effective, and whether the cure would be worse than the disease.
But when terrible tragedies happen, we use our grief, and our rage, and our shock, to drive us to action.
That is not the worst of us. It is the best.
I don’t know what exactly I want to say about gun control, except that I’m for it. But as many people have been saying in the last few hours: It is not too soon to start talking about gun control. It is too late."