Massacre renews focus on guns

NC_dcreax161203_700x394Calif. — (NBC News) The horror of Wednesday’s San Bernardino massacre is prompting hugs in California, and fingerpointing in Washington.

GOP presidential candidates are blaming San Bernardino on likely Islamic terror.

“This horrific murder underscores that we are at a time of war,” Senator Ted Cruz said Thursday.

Still, jihad is not the confirmed motive of the couple that carried out the attacks.

“It is literally simply too early to ascribe either a motive or to describe their connections to other groups,” said U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

President Obama, meanwhile, focused on gun control.

“Make it harder, not impossible, but harder for individuals to get access to weapons,” he said.

It’s not hard now, and so far this year there have been 355 mass shootings in America, each with at least four people injured or killed in each.

Democrats are demanding votes to toughen background checks and ban assault rifles.

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