Friday's horrific mass shooting in Aurora, CO has sparked a renewed, largely one-sided gun control debate staged via op-eds from left-leaning writers (e.g. "Blood on the Hands of Obama, Mitt, and NRA!"). We've rounded up their main takeaways for your inspection:
1. Reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.
Proponents say that would have made it illegal for James Holmes to buy the AR-15, pictured above, with which he likely fired
most of the lethal shots. "There is no rational basis for allowing ordinary Americans to purchase assault rifles. They're not necessary for hunting, and they're not needed for self-defense," argues
a Washington Post