“Just two days ago, in my hometown of Chicago, 13 people were shot during a pickup basketball game, including a 3-year-old girl,” President Obama told the crowd at an awards dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation [via abc.com]. “Tomorrow night I’ll be meeting and mourning with families in this city who now know the same unspeakable grief of families in Newtown, and Aurora, and Tucson, and Chicago, and New Orleans, and all across the country — people whose loved ones were torn from them without headlines sometimes, or public outcry.” Yada yada yada. Stand back: I’m waving the bloody shirt! And then there was this . . .
We fought a good fight earlier this year, but we came up short, and that means we’ve got to get back up and go back at it. As long as there are those who make it as easy as possible for dangerous people to get their hands on guns then we’ve got to work as hard as possible for the sake of our children . . . to do more work to make it harder.
Reading between the lines, the CIC’s blaming the “gun lobby” for “gun violence.” Specifically, the NRA. Now that’s what I call deflection.