Once again, the guns did it, and it’s somehow conservatives’ fault.
Friday’s murders in Newtown, Connecticut, of 20 children and six adults are a sad tragedy, yet it seemed as if the bodies were not even cold before the Left jumped in, eager to make use of this latest “opportunity” to spread their anti-gun dogma.
President Obama got the ball rolling with a tearful call for “meaningful action.” That was all that was needed for the minions to crawl out of their dungeons and go to work. New York City’s nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a national gun policy:
“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. 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. That must end today. This is a national tragedy and it demands a national response.”
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino also weighed in, echoing Bloomberg:
“As a Mayor who has witnessed too many lives forever altered by gun violence, it is my responsibility to fight for action. 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. 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.”