President Obama, in his poignant remarks in
After the president's apparent tearing-up in his first public comments at the
The catastrophe cried out for much more than expressed sympathy, and
With pressures mounting and Carney saying only action would be taken "in coming weeks," The
Obama in his
That veiled reference to the
Many other citizens, however, have cried out that there could be no better time to rally the aroused and revolted public to action. One who thought so was Sen.
She declared that she will introduce a bill when the new
At a minimum, however, a nationwide program of voluntary surrender of such killing devices, perhaps by government repurchase, might begin to answer that glaring problem, while certainly incurring the wrath of the NRA. Such an approach would answer Obama's question of whether "the politics are too hard" to take head-on the NRA's lobbying powerhouse and its ludicrous defense that "guns don't kill people, people do."
Notably, several NRA members in the
In this holiday season, some may think that it would be bad taste as well as bad politics for the president to throw a damper on the spirit of St. Nicholas by declaring war on the gun lobby. So the country will have to wait for the president to offer specifics on how he intends to deal with this most heart-wrenching example of the price America pays for its home-grown gun culture.
- The Other Cliffs
- A Holiday Letter from America
- Take Care of the Children
- Newtown: The American Paradox
- The NRA vs Common Sense
- NRA 'Solutions' are Straight Out of a Stallone Movie
- Put Prospective Gun Owners Under the Microscope
- Too Many People Who Should Not Have Guns Do
- Newtown Shines Spotlight on Mental Health
- After Newtown: Will We Finally Act?
- Sandy Hook: Explaining Evil
- Fine Words, Delayed Action
- On Newtown, Mourn First, then Act
- School Shooting a Watershed Moment
- News and Social Media Amok
- In Colorado, Empty Gun Dorm Sends a Message
- Who Moved My Twinkie?
- The 'Land of Opportunity' is Becoming Hollywood Fiction
- Our Endless State of War
- Name that Foreign Policy Legacy
- A Date with History: The Cuban Missile Crisis
- False Tweets, Future Jailbirds?
- Hurricane Sandy's Wakeup Call
- Principled Pragmatism Beats Bush-style Bluster
- Empire and Its Consequences
- Netanyahu Foolish to Take Sides in American Election
- Hurricane Sandy and the Living Planet
- Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: New Jersey's Even-Odd System
- Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Mamaroneck Damage
- Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Brooklyn Looters Beware
- New York Cancels Marathon for First Time Due to Sandy
- Canceled NYC Marathon Disappoints Runners
- Hurricane Sandy Retrospective
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