[A Glock 19 similar to the one used in Tucson]
A week after the Jan. 8 attempted assassination in Tucson, Ariz., of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords left six people dead, and 12 other bystanders wounded, The Arizona Republic's opinion page today once more wades into the debate on gun control:
Yes: Let's revisit gun laws
The rampage had everything to do with a 9mm semiautomatic Glock pistol -- a sleek, efficient killing machine that our lax gun laws allowed an unstable young man to purchase, carry anywhere he wanted and ultimately use to shoot Giffords in the head, says Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson.
No: Avoid knee-jerk reaction
The truth is, Arizona is not awash in gun carriers (unfortunately). If it were, when the gunman started shooting, a dozen people would have shot back and stopped the massacre sooner, says Mark Moritz, an estate-planning attorney in Chandler, Ariz., and graduate of the American Pistol Institute.