Skip to comments.Dem. lawmaker: To get gun control, Obama must ‘exploit’ shooting
Posted on 12/14/2012 7:20:24 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama exploits the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obamas statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires meaningful action by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation.
These incidents, these horrible, horrible incidents are happening more and more frequently. And they will continue to happen more and more frequently until someone with the bully pulpit, and that means the president, takes leadership and pushes Congress, Mr. Nadler said during an appearance on MSNBCs The Ed Show with Ed Schultz.
Mr. Nadler was asked whether the Newtown tragedy could be the turning point in many Democrats longstanding struggle to enact stronger gun laws.
I think we will be there if the president exploits it, and otherwise well go on to the next incident, Mr. Nadler said.
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Who said there are no honest dems?
What a dick.
Don’t bet on it, chum.
I’ll go along with it when NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland are safe to walk the streets anytime day or night. Let these blowhards clean up their own cities first.
Outlawing the use of antidepressants for young men might be the wiser choice. I assume this animal - like all the others - was taking antidepressants...
Attempting to disarm us will only get more people needlessly killed.
We need more guns in the Right hands to counter those weapons that end up in the Wrong hands...
Only then will events like today become rare...
If strict gun control worked, Washington DC would be the safest city in the United States - followed closely by New York and Chicago...
Who do you blame for the warped sense of reality? TV? Schools? Pop Culture? Hollywood? Government programs?
Reality is truly dead.
NOW. Have you ever seen the coverage on an incident with so many serious errors in reporting as this developed? Wrong brother named. After right brother named it was said the other brother was found in the woods. We were told the mother was a teacher? Later we learn she was not, but might have been a volunteer.
It smells like the direction for the coverage is just like the lies that came our of Benghazi. Wonder if the MSM is taking tips from the White Hut?
This is a horrible tragedy. No one but a truly insane person could commit this crime.
And other “truly insane” people work at 1600 Penn Ave.
“”Never let a crisis go to waste””
Food control. We need food control.
Forgot about DC. But yes, Bloomberg and others best take care of their own “gun safe cities” before charging in demanding Obamagabe to do something. Even if he signs some EO, it won’t be worth the paper it’s printed on. What’s that song where one part of a verse went “A lot of men tried and a lot of men died”? If people think that Prohibition was bad ....
If saving lives was the goal, then there would be a law requiring a certain percentage of the teachers to be armed.
Mr. Nadler might need to be the one "exploited".
We don't take to kindly to those gun-grabbing "citidiots" around here!
Our most recent mass shooters have only one thing in common. Government supported and approved psychotropic drugs for children.
This wasn't "reporting" by any stretch of the imagination. It shows just how ridiculous the "news" media has become. This was a bunch of ghouls, rumor mongering at best. The dad is dead, no he's not, the mother was killed in the classroom with her students ... oh wait, she was shot in the face in her bed ... it's Ryan, it's Adam ... well, maybe it IS Ryan... no, it's Adam who might have had Ryan's ID ... girlfriend is missing ... is she dead? It's a rifle, no it's two handguns ... rifle in trunk ... oh wait, now ATF says maybe more than two guns .....who was in the woods? was it Ryan or Adam or a friend?? one shot in the foot, 3 at hospital - what? more are dead? it's 12 .... now it's 18, now it's 20. Oh look, now Obama is crying on TV .... CRYing, I tell you .... let's talk about Obama crying instead of kids massacred ... he's gotta DO something this time ... he will, too - did you see him wipe his eyes?
Rumors and rumors upon more rumors ... it was worse than a circus. The poor parents will have the ghouls after them for the next couple of weeks ... they've already been interviewing traumatized kids .... how did you feel when you saw your mommy? Were you scared? Ghouls and more ghouls. The "news media" is dead in this country - about as dead as decency, morals, values, respect for life and the GOP. (pardon the mini-rant, but I'm just really ticked off right now)
This filthy cretin is is subliminally encouraging his evil leftist minions to go out and commit these atrocities so he can ban guns. FUBO you f’ing scumbag.
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