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Democrats push for ban of assault weapons over Sandy Hook, but stay silent on nuclear power after Fukushima by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 20 Dec 2012 Democrats want to implement a ban on military-style assault weapons in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings. Several lawmakers and liberal pundits assert that certain guns--by their very existence--are a threat to human life. Well. Why no similar outcry demanding an end to nuclear power--after four nuclear plant meltdowns at Fukushima? Nuclear power plants, history has shown--by their very existence--are a threat to human life. In fact, President Barack Obama sent officials to Japan to ensure that the Japanese government would continue to build new plants. There was no 'wall-to-wall' media coverage as the disasters unfolded at Fukushima, unlike the commercial-free coverage of the events that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Surely, thyroid cancer will kill far more than the twenty children who were among the twenty-six who perished in Newtown, Connecticut. Yes, Sandy Hook was a 'mindless, senseless' tragedy. Ditto the Obama Administration's unabated--albeit hushed, so as not to offend the 'Left'--love affair with nuclear power and its Wall Street profiteers.