Editor's Note: After Wednesday night’s AC360°, many of you commented on the Alabama shootings, ear marks and Forbes new 500 list. On the Alabama shootings a lot of you asked that the issue of access to guns be discussed. The segment about ear marks received much praise for being “nonpartisan” in the reporting. Finally, with so many out of work and losing their 401(k) accounts, etc., a few viewers commented that they could care less that the billionaires are still doing OK. What do you think?
I am disappointed that there was no mention of the weapons used by the shooter in the Alabama shootings. This is a serious national problem that we are not talking about openly. Since the Assault Weapons Ban was allowed to expire, these types of dangerous weapons are increasing in use in shootings like this. We need to talk about this. I know that Dennis Henigan from the Brady Campaign was scheduled and then bumped for tonight's show. Please have him on to talk about this.
Of course the killings in Alabama are horrible, but what else can we expect when it is so easy to purchase weapons and ammunition in this country. I wish we could tighten up our laws. I can't understand why hunters and gun collectors so selfishly hang on to their constitutional right to bear arms. How can they live with themselves knowing the damage gun ownership has on our innocent citizens? Do they really believe "guns don't kill people, people kill people?"
I got on your report regarding Obama and the earmark dilemma about the 410 billion. It was refreshing to see that you were nonpartisan in your facts, guests, and called things truthfully. As an independent that is important to me. We are all in this together, and if politicians lie we all need to call them on it– no matter the party. I appreciate your making sure we keep our freedom, integrity, and our money....thanks.
Thank you very much for doing a story about the fortunes of billionaires. We who have lost our jobs, lost our businesses, lost our 401k's and pensions, and are losing our minds over the economic collapse of America feel oh, so much better knowing that the filthy rich will be o.k.
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