Sure, the guy whose administration ran guns to Mexico and couldn’t keep his ambassador in Libya safe is going to keep us all immune from homicidal maniacs.
Gun-control advocates slammed elected officials from both parties yesterday, vowing to make their lives miserable until tougher firearm laws are enacted.
“The main thing we’re encouraging people to do is to call the White House every day until President Obama offers us more than thoughts and prayers,” said Ladd Everitt, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
“If politicians are cowards — and it seems they are — then we need to play the political game.”
Obama reiterated calls to “take meaningful action” yesterday, emphasizing the need to “prevent tragedies like this from happening, regardless of politics.” But he offered no specific solutions following the massacre that took 27 innocent lives in Newtown, Conn.
Mayor Bloomberg, one of the nation’s most vocal advocates for tougher laws to restrict illegal guns, blasted Obama for his failure to act quickly and decisively.
“The country needs him to send a bill to Congress to fix this problem,” Bloomberg said Friday. “Calling for ‘meaningful action’ is not enough. We need immediate action.”
Bloomberg is certain to step up pressure on Washington in the coming days.
“The president should lead the nation in mourning, but he also needs to lead the nation in acting,” said John Feinblatt, the mayor’s criminal-justice coordinator, yesterday. “I think the American public wants a plan — is demanding a plan — how the president is going to keep them safe.”
Let’s suppose they get the “gun free” utopia they desire. What will thye say when the next maniac goes off?