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Ebert: ‘Our Gun Laws are Insane’

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.

July 20, 2012 4:51 PM