Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Rachel Maddow reports on the rather dramatic changes taking place in response to the Connecticut shootings. Update!
By the way:
You are sad, pathetic, cowardly POS, and I suggest that you find something else to give value to your life rather than running around fantasizing about being John McClane in a "Die Hard" movie.
Jesus, sometimes I feel I should spend all day walking around and apologizing for my gender.
Update: Speaking of doing something, just a few minutes ago President Obama named Joe Biden to head up a Commission :
Obama announced that Joe Biden will put together a group to study the issue and come up with some concrete proposals within a couple of months. The Biden group will look at old proposals that have been widely discussed, but also new ones outside the box. He will talk about the issue in his State of the Union Address.
The president observed that no single gun law can solve all our problems with gun violence. We must look at mental health and other issues. He stated his belief that there’s a great deal of room for negotiation, even with groups like the NRA, which is composed of parents who care about their children’s safety. Not everything related to guns is an encroachment on the Second Amendment, he said. There's a great deal of room between what the Second Amendment requires and no rules at all. “We will be serious about the safety side of this. Joe will be looking for common ground. “
I don't have a lot of confidence in commissions bu I also know that without one it is very unlikely that Congress will do a damn thing about addressing his issue.
Personally I think that if the American people refuse to let this subject drop that eventually some changes will be made. Right now I think that both the NRA and the Republican party are hoping that eventually we'll get distracted.