Let’s take a quick trip around the web and see what’s cooking in terms of gun control advocates and their renewed push for the incremental disarmament of the United States population. . .
First up, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino:
“Today’s tragedy reminds us that now is the time for action. Innocent children will now never attend a prom, never play in a big game, never step foot on a college campus,” Menino said in a statement. “Now is the time for a national policy on guns that takes the loopholes out of the laws, the automatic weapons out of our neighborhoods and the tragedies like today out of our future.”
Menino is the chairman of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York:
“We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns that have cost the lives of far too many innocent Americans,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Let this terrible tragedy finally be the wake-up call for aggressive action and I pledge my full support in that effort.”
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, Democratic Representative for New York:
“I said, ‘Jack, I know the president is going through an election and I’m telling you after the election I’m coming out full force,’” McCarthy told POLITICO Friday. “I was just giving the White House a heads up that the gloves are off on my side and I was going to do everything I possibly could. … If that meant embarrassing everybody, that’s what I would do.”
Embarrassing the White House, McCarthy said, meant building a large-scale public campaign to ban assault weapons. She pledged to continue to work with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others to build support for her cause.
Mia Farrow, someone who is apparently famous for some reason:
Gun control is no longer debatable- it’s not a ‘conversation’- It’s a moral mandate. ‘
Michael Moore, who apparently doesn’t understand freedom:
The NRA hates freedom. They don’t want you to have the freedom to send your children to school & expect them to come home alive
Michael Bloomberg, mayor of the cesspool I escaped from as fast as I could when I turned 18:
“President Obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families in Newtown. But the country needs him to send a bill to Congress to fix this problem,” Bloomberg said. “Calling for ‘meaningful action’ is not enough. We need immediate action. We have heard all the rhetoric before. What we have not seen is leadership—not from the White House and not from Congress.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago:
“I will never stop fighting to remove illegal guns and gun violence from our neighborhoods, so our families can pursue their goals and dreams without fear for their safety or the safety of their children,” said Mayor Emanuel.
“I convened this group of leaders today to discuss this matter and other strategies that can be employed to combat gun crime, and we came up with a number of innovative ideas that we will be pursuing in the coming weeks and months. We stand committed in our resolve and we will not waver in this commitment.”
Senator Leland Yee of California:
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the children and families of Newtown,” Yee said in a statement. “While we do not have all the details behind this senseless and unconscionable massacre, it is a sad and horrific reminder of what is possible when guns get into the wrong hands. We must limit access to weapons that can result in such catastrophe and mass murder.”
The list goes on…