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Today on the net: the Washington shooting reignites the gun debate in the US; thousands of South Africans show support for a jailed truck driver; and a British video on demand platform invents a teleportation machine.
USA: Washington shooting reignites gun control debate
In a statement released in the wake of Monday’s shooting at a naval facility in Washington DC, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein has asked "When will enough be enough?". Other members of Congress have joined her in calling for tighter gun control and are trying to bring this issue back to the debating table.
As countless web users have been saying, this is now more important than ever before. Many have taken to social networks to express their sympathy with victim’s loved ones, as well as share their frustrations over ongoing gun violence and recurrent shootings.
Calls for stricter firearm legislation have been multiplying on the web. Measures deemed all the more crucial given the suspected gunman at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had displayed violent behaviour and outbursts in the past, and had notably been arrested in Texas in 2010 after discharging his firearm by firing bullets through his ceiling.
Others are saying this tragedy proves the background checks advocated by certain lawmakers to determine someone’s eligibility to purchase a firearm are ineffective. Aaron Alexis had a valid access pass for entering the US navy yard complex despite having been investigated by the federal authorities.
And some, like Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman who was recently acquitted of the murder of a black teenager in Florida, have remarked that Washington already has ... Go on reading on our web site.
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