Can we start a dialog about sensible gun control NOW?? Not according to Jay Carney. Colorado Governor John Hicklooper apparently has more guts.
In a significant shift from his statements earlier this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper now says “the time is right” for Colorado lawmakers to consider further gun restrictions.
And he made that announcement yesterday. Naturally all the usual suspects are in full howl mode but the fact of a Democratically controlled state house and Senate could make a difference. Or, at any rate, we’ll see which Dems are also owned by the NRA.
I’ve seen several responses today that it’s mental health we need to focus on - not the unbelievably easy access unstable people have to automatic weapons and huge magazines of bullets. News flash people: The two subjects aren’t mututally exclusive.
For those who continue to say the time to have the conversation is not now I would just ask “If today’s horror wasn’t bad enough to make today the day, what will it take?”
The press was doing their job a bit there. And characterizing finding a way to stop innocent victims from being massacred by deranged people with assault guns on an ever more frequent basis as engaging in “the usual Washington policy debates” is fking insulting.