Ebert: ‘Our Gun Laws are Insane’

    CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 20: Roger Ebert attends the 2011 Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library gala benefit awards dinner at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum on October 20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

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    In an op-ed published Friday, film critic Roger Ebert laments the cyclical nature of gun violence and the lack of political effort to stop it. Ebert took the opportunity to ask whether movie-theater shooter James Holmes should have been able to purchase firearms in the first place. “The endless gun-control debate will begin again, and the lobbyists of the National Rifle Association will go to work, and the op-ed thinkers will have their usual thoughts, and the right wing will issue alarms, and nothing will change. And there will be another mass murder,” Ebert writes.

    Read it at The New York Times