Skip to comments.(Boston Mayor) Menino: Veep Promised Him Fast Action on Gun Control
Posted on 01/03/2013 5:39:25 PM PST by drewh
Vice President Joe Biden guaranteed Mayor Thomas M. Menino a leading national gun control advocate that President Obama will pass sweeping firearms reforms by the end of the month, the mayor said today.
He said, Tommy, I guarantee you, well get it done by the end of January, Menino said at City Hall today. Theyre going to get it done.
The mayor, who has been recovering from a host of ailments for the past two months, said Biden called him several times while he was in the hospital, including a call after the Newtown school massacre to discuss gun control.
.Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg co-chair the 500-mayor-strong Mayors Against Illegal Guns and have called for national gun reform in the wake of last months Sandy Hook school killings.
I understand the second amendment, the right to bear arms. But I dont understand how young kids should be able to get guns, he said, referring to the plague of urban gang violence largely involving young males.
Menino added that the president has no excuse not to pass strong (gun reform) legislation, since he is in his last term and doesnt have to worry about angering pro-gun voters or the National Rifle Association.
Its time to get this moving and moving quickly, Menino said. Lets do it now.
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Rather, the issue is how we remain free ~ and that points towards locking up killers and their enablers and maybe executing some of them.
Rimshot Joe gonna git dem guns! It’s one of his “BFDs”! Nazis hate it when the population is armed.
From the TEXAS Declaration of Independence from Mexico..
It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.
I wonder if Mumbles & Slo Joe would be strollin’ around Intervale in the Berry at 2:00 AM without their praetorian guard? Somehow I don’t think so.
The only way they will “get it done quick” is via executive order. It won’t pass the House.
Someone needs to inform Biden the Slow and Mumbles that more than Obama have to concern themselves with the wrath of the NRA and other freedom-loving Americans.
Americans aren`t buying out the inventories of gun dealers for nothing. We`re serious here, liberals...self-defense will occur.
Are you certain that 30 or so House Repubs cannot be co-opted? If so, that makes one of us.
I guess there's not much that can be done to change the fact that females in the 1960's got conned into trading their children in for careers, or that we took God and discipline out of the schools, or that children no longer have their fathers at home, or that entertainment; music, films, TV and video games have become disgusting and vile and glorify indiscriminate killing and promote lawless and reckless behavior, or that boys especially in their formative years have only females as their role models in the home and at school and in daycare and that very few boys grow up under the firm threat of "wait 'til your father gets home".. Or that our society grants children rights they should NOT have including the right to sue their parents, etc, etc... So, LET'S BLAME GUNS!!!!
“The only way they will get it done quick is via executive order. It wont pass the House.”
You can’t be talking about Boehner’s House of cards.
I love it when they lie to each other.
The “plague of urban gang violence” won’t be ended by penalizing decent Americans.
Ohhhhkay. I had to get a shovel to get the crap out of my office.
This guy is cracked and Joe never said that.
Boner might suck at the other stuff but there is no way 2A gets eroded in the next two years.
Hey joe (ya drunk),
You and obozo want an internal American war?
Bring it a hole.
I don't know if it would qualify as an "excuse" or not, but uh, Mr. Mayor? The President doesn't "pass" anything ever. He's the head of the executive branch. Only Congress can pass legislation.
*Oh, that's right, I forgot about Imperial Orders, but those aren't really binding or even legal to the extent that The Won [Again] uses them.