US advocacy groups prepare renewed push over 'gun control' in wake of Connecticut shooting massacre
While the White House have declined talking about the issue of 'gun control' right away, advocacy groups in the US are prepared to push the issue after 20 children and six adults were shot dead at a Connecticut elementary school.
"Our elected leaders, in the coming hours, will issue the typical platitudes to those who have seen their loved ones gunned down in cold blood, telling them, 'Our thoughts and prayers with you'," Politico quoted Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, as saying in a statement.
"Then, if the pattern holds, they will immediately retreat into silence and refuse to engage in any meaningful debate about America's catastrophically flawed gun laws, which directly facilitate one gun massacre after the next," they added.
According to the report, the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, meanwhile, urged supporters to sign a petition in support of tougher gun-control laws.
"Another day, another horrific shooting eating away at our collective peace of mind. This time at a school in Connecticut. We are better than this this. What matters is not what we do after the sensational tragedies. It's what we do between them -- to make the voice of the American public heard," Dan Gross, president of The Brady Campaign said.
It comes after a 20-yr-old masked gunman Adam Lanza took lives of 28 people including his mother Nancy after he opened fire through his heavily loaded guns at a Connecticut elementary school.