Monday, July 23, 2012
Menino Calls Guns Out
My distant chums have asked me, "Does your mayor always sound drunk?," but I got to say Boston's Thomas Michael Menino generally makes a lot of sense behind his screen of occasionally jumbled speech.
Click below to hear him on Chris Lovett's snap on his take on guns after the Aurora massacre.
I've been hearing NRA lunacy my adult life. It's gotten worse year by year. Even now, there's preemptive advertising and comments from Congress members saying that just reinstating the assault-weapon ban and limiting mega-bullet clips is unacceptable.
Wrong-o, sports fans. Those are acceptable, desirable and necessary steps.
Our chum Menino has it right, as do many commentators and columnists. A nationwide limit on the physical, mechanical components that exist only for mass murder is long, long overdue.
I've been seeing and hearing how Dems and as well as elepha-folk cower in fear of the NRA and their minions. Let's get over it. Kick those fools to the curb!
Don't try to take away hunting rifles and the stupid pistol that make people feel they can protect their homes. The President has no intention and has shown no inclination to do so. The fact that most guns in the home only end up useless or used accidentally or in rage to harm or kill family or friends is not our immediate concern. Let's simply admit that we should not allow military-grade weaponry in the hands of you or me.
After Colorado Rampage, Menino Calls for Gun controls from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.