, Salem, MA


January 5, 2013

Tierney: Time to take a stand on assault weapons


I recently read that 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings in the last 50 years took place in the United States, with Finland in second place with two. That ranking, the murder of 20 children, the attack on Congresswoman Giffords and her staff, and the widely unreported shooting of children in inner cities across this country, cannot be our legacy.

I believe that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can approach this issue with compassion and common-sense ideas and pass restrictions that will leave this country safer for our children. The American people should stand for no less.


John Tierney is congressman for the Sixth District.

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