HOT BLAST: 'We must move beyond guns themselves'
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A teddy bear, flowers and a candle are the only items left at the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School on the six-month anniversary of the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., on June 14. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
A teddy bear, flowers and a candle are the only items left at the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School on the six-month anniversary of the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., on June 14. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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Writing in The New York Review of Books, Georgetown Law professor David Cole examines the failures to pass gun-control measures over the six months since the Sandy Hook massacre.

In Facing the Real Gun Problem, Cole claims gun-control supporters have a fundamental misunderstanding of gun owners and their advocacy groups.

He writes, "[A]ny effort to address gun violence must also look beyond gun regulation, to the root causes of the violence. As noted above, the vast majority of gun deaths are caused by handguns. The Constitution forbids banning ordinary guns, and Americans do not support such bans anyway. And with 270 million guns already in private hands, it is too late for a meaningful ban in any event. Accordingly, if we want to do something about gun violence, we must move beyond guns themselves, to address the problem at its roots." 

- Bob Davis 
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