Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Its time for Congress to take action to control guns, violence

Barbara Gambrell

I never thought I would find myself feeling this way, but I am ashamed to be an American. The ownership and use of guns is out of control, by citizens as well as peacekeepers. Our country must be the laughing stock of all civilized countries.

Not a day goes by that television news or the papers report on someone getting shot and usually killed. Sometimes it's a fugitive running from the law, but it is often an innocent person. Often the news reports a teenager, child, or even a baby being shot. It can -- and has -- happened anywhere: a school, a mall, a cinema, or a nightclub. Just last weekend, four people were shot here in Virginia on the Eastern Shore....