I think all of them have been cowed by a handful of advocates who think that the right to bear arms allows you to go out and kill people at random. And that's not overstating it very much.
Really? The man(?) had the audacity to make that statement?
Maybe he needs to talk to Dr. Suzanna Hupp.
Dr. Hupp knows a thing or two about mass shootings like the one in Colorado. You see, she survived one -- but unfortunately, her parents did not. They were two of the 23 killed by a gunman here in Texas -- her father while he made an unarmed charge to try to stop the shooter, and her mother as she sat cradling the head of her dying husband.
“I don’t blame guns. I’m not mad at the guy that killed 23 people, including my parents, at the Killeen Luby’s years ago. How can I be mad at a rabid dog? I blame politicians that legislated away my right to carry a gun to protect myself & my family. I made the most stupid decision of my life when I decided, several months before the Luby’s shooting, to stop carrying a revolver in my purse in the event I would be caught & lose my chiropractor’s license. That decision left me unarmed at the time when I most needed a gun.”
Dr. Hupp is one of those folks defamed by Mayor Bloomberg. Is he man enough to repeat that blood libel to her face? I'm sure that a meeting between the two could be arranged at the cemetery where Al and Ursula Gratia are buried, in the hope that Bloomberg would learn what the real consequences of gun control are -- and about the legitimate reasons that Americans own, possess, and carry firearms every day.