I am a gun owner. I'm also an ardent proponent of stricter gun control legislation nationwide, and I'm here to say that despite what the NRA is telling you, that stance doesn't have to be contradictory or controversial.
Anyone debating gun laws has inevitably run into a pro-gun supporter who, pulling out his trump card, has declared: "Guns don't kill people; people kill people!" But what happened in China hours before Newtown demonstrates the folly of this pithy argument.
Let's work to ensure that strong, sane gun violence prevention laws become the norm in our country, as they are in other developed nations. We can stifle the violence of the right and, in the process, make the nation safer for all.