“I think number one it is unfortunate that it required an outraged member of the public and not the national press core (sic)” to “force the candidates to answer the question.” Thus spake the crown prince of New York, pronouncing on his irritation at the media’s lack of attention to his pet issue. Having ripped the media a new one (or so he thought), he then turned his attention to the candidates’ backsides . . .
He told gothamist.com,
And then they had all this gibberish talking about education. That education is the solution to stop the killing. My recollection is that the Aurora theater shooter? He was a PhD candidate. Ok? The Virgina Tech massacre was committed by a student at a first class university! Gun are a plague and I don’t think education is going to keep guns out of the hands of gang members. The solution is to prevent all people who shouldn’t have guns from getting them.
That’s when he balled up his little fists and really let loose.
Let’s get serious. These are people who have guns, and the only reason to carry a gun is to use it. To kill people. People who buy assault weapons… Governor Romney signed an assault weapon ban, today he has changed his mind. The President campaigned four years ago that he was going introduce a bill to ban assault weapons, the bill never saw the light of day. Romney said ‘oh, well, automatic weapons are already banned.’ And yes it is true, machine guns are banned. But a semi-automatic weapon, which is what an AK-47 is, that is not banned. And you can pull a trigger awful fast.”
One candidate has had four years to do something and hasn’t. And the other candidate says he won’t even do what he once did!
Can you imagine how vexing it is to be so powerful and so damned intelligent when so many mere mortals beneath you fail to see reason? [h/t thegunwire.com]