A Call to Action from the Right?

Rupert Murdoch is calling for an assault weapons ban, as he has in the past, in a tweet he sent out following today’s shootings in Newtown, Conn.

The question is whether there will be the critical mass — and continued media pressure — to provoke changes to gun laws in Washington.

Perhaps just as important for gun control advocates is the pressure being placed on the White House by the president’s own supporters, including those from the entertainment industry, who are taking to social media or linking to online petition sites.

Here’s my latest piece on the reaction.

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