Skip to comments.Warren joins Menino push for tougher gun control laws
Posted on 01/19/2013 1:33:10 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Friday to press for stricter gun control and throw her support behind three Senate bills that are expected to be filed next week in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn.
We owe it to our children to start, Warren said at a news conference at the Parkman House, the city-owned Beacon Hill residence where Menino is convalescing after a lengthy illness.
On Dec. 14, a gunman with an assault rifle and two pistols killed 20 first-graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Warren said she will cosponsor bills to require a criminal background check for every gun sale, make gun trafficking a federal crime, and ban assault weapons across the nation.
Responsible gun ownership has a reasonable place in this country, said Warren, who added that she comes from a family that owned guns. But no one needs military-grade assault weapons, and no one needs Rambo-style high-capacity magazines to protect a family or to hunt game.
Menino, who cofounded Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2006 with Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, said lawmakers and the public must convert the outrage over the Newtown shootings into tough, lasting regulation.
Nows the time to turn words into action, said Menino, who called for Governor Deval Patrick to appoint a gun-control advocate as interim senator to replace John F. Kerry, who has been nominated to be secretary of state.
Menino lashed out against the National Rifle Association, which fiercely opposes any new restrictions on gun rights, including a reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.
Time is of the essence. There are those who are going to try to delay, water down, and stand in the way of gun reform, Menino said. We will not allow one organization to hijack our government.
Warren also criticized the NRA. Weve got to be willing to push back, she said. The NRA cannot dictate gun policy in this country any longer.
Warren cited the two-year loss of more than 6,000 children to gun violence in the United States an average of eight children a day as one reason for urgent, comprehensive attention.
If eight children a day were dying from a mysterious virus, as a country we would bring all of our resources to bear to stop that, Warren said. We need to bring that same kind of intensity to protecting our children.
Warren and Menino reacted positively to a comprehensive gun-control bill filed Friday by state Representative David P. Linsky, a Democrat from Natick. The bill would require mental-health background checks, strengthen gun-storage regulations, and mandate that gun owners carry liability insurance. We should take a very serious look at it, Menino said of liability insurance.
This is a very creative approach, Warren added.
***Warren said she will cosponsor bills to require a criminal background check for every gun sale,****
And just how would this have prevented the school shooting in CT?
But YOU can?
Go eff yourself Ms Fraud. And your SOCIALIST/MARXIST ilk.
Every step along the way, these elitists should be required to surrender their own protection - hardware and staff, including POTUS.
Brand new to the Senate and already she’s pushing for laws that skirt the Constitution.
This is gonna be a looooong six years.
Diogenesis ~:” They ignore that all of the terrorists are ... Democrats.”
The fact is , all of the terrorist shootings have Democratic backgrounds .
Why run with it so soon ?
Because the low-information Obamabots/ libturds have a limited attention span ,
they have a problem remembering what they had for lunch.
They think that Ben Ghazi was an Arab shiek
They enjoyed the inauguration of the Messiah (which hasn’t yet happened)
And they think that Allah Ankbar is a trendy disco joint with hip-hop music
They think that Major Hasan was work place violence ( if they could remember that far back )
This Islamic love fest run by the administration is getting American citizens killed in increasing numbers.
The refusal to defend the Southern border from immigrants recently found three Serbs , one of whom had drug resistant TB.
They arm the drug Cartels , they arm and fund the Moose-liam Buddiehood , and yet “infringe “ our 2nd Amendment rights .
And they are allied with the fourth estate , who are really the ‘fifth column ‘ .
You gotta love the mantality , ignorance and hypocracy of the Demorats and the libturds .
The Boston Globe is as vile and anti-American as ever. Maybe the 30 IQ scribblers can take their dog, Warren, out for a walk. The trouble is that they won’t clean up when she craps on the American carpet. It’s way past time to physically rub these propagandist’s faces into the dirt they deposit.
On Dec. 14, a gunman with an assault rifle and two pistols killed 20 first-graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.Nope, that's just another Partisan Media Shill meme-building -- Big Sandy Hook Lie No Children Killed with Rifles, No Rifles Inside School, Lanza Used Handguns.
"Responsible gun ownership has a reasonable place in this country," said Warren, who added that she comes from a family that owned guns. "But no one needs military-grade assault weapons, and no one needs Rambo-style high-capacity magazines to protect a family or to hunt game."As if that has anything to do with it -- the 2nd Amendment doesn't mention protecting a family or hunting game, it merely states that THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
...[Mayor Thomas M.] Menino... called for Governor Deval Patrick to appoint a gun-control advocate as interim senator to replace John F. KerryI miss Scott Brown, because right about now, he'd be called every name in the book if he were still in the Senate instead of Fauxahontas.
Warren cited the two-year loss of more than 6,000 children to gun violence in the United States -- an average of eight children a day -- as one reason for urgent, comprehensive attention.That figure was obtained by Chief Slinging Bull from her tribe's newsletter. As someone pointed out above, the "children" who are getting killed on average are actually budding gangsters, or victims of budding gangsters.
Warren and Menino reacted positively to a comprehensive gun-control bill filed Friday by state Representative David P. Linsky, a Democrat from Natick...would... mandate that gun owners carry liability insurance. "We should take a very serious look at it," Menino said of liability insurance. "This is a very creative approach," Warren added.These three had better require liability insurance for people who own rope.
Warren! Rot in hell you traitorous bitch!