Families of Newtown Victims Look for Answers on Gun Violence. That’s the headline The New York Times puts on the story. And boy, does the NYT want the newly formed non-profit group out of Newtown Connecticut to come out for new civilians disarmament legislation. “Several parents whose children were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting joined the national debate on gun violence on Monday, gathering here to begin sketching their response to the massacre by helping start a nonprofit organization intended to help prevent the kind of bloodshed that turned this quaint New England community into a national symbol of grief.” Wait. No mention of gun control there . . .
In some of their first public statements since the Dec. 14 shooting that killed 20 children and 6 staff members at the school, the families of 11 of the children and adult victims appeared at a news conference and called for a national dialogue around issues of mental health, school safety and what their organization, called Sandy Hook Promise, described as “gun responsibility.”
Huh. Gun responsibility. Complete with air quotes.
“On Friday, Dec. 14, I put two children on the bus, and only one came home,” said Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana, died that day. “I hope that no parent, grandparent or caregiver of children ever has to go through that pain.” But despite the enormity of their loss, the relatives did not offer any specifics meant to address the issue of gun violence or gun control.
Well I’ll be damned. Oh wait. Let’s save that condemnation for The New York Times. That said, it must be hell for them, not getting the final piece in the civilian disarmament puzzle. They have to wave the bloody shirt by proxy.
The gathering came as President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. prepare to unveil gun-control proposals as soon as Tuesday that are expected to call for a ban on the kind of assault weapon and high-capacity ammunition magazines used by Adam Lanza in the Newtown shooting.
But asked where the group stood on tough new gun measures, Tim Makris, one of its 17 founders, said it was still in the process of educating itself before taking firm any stands.
OMG! You mean they’re thinking before acting? It’s a lesson the President of the United States and the rest of his NWAC (Never Waste a Crisis) Boyz.
Make no mistake: this is a serious blessing for Americans who seek to defend and extend their Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.