Actors have joined with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to DEMAND A PLAN.
Of course, there’s no hypocrisy in these actors starring in horrifically violent films. Including this guy, who recently joked about killing all the white people in his new movie.
These are their demands:
1. Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America
2. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
3. Make gun trafficking a federal crime, including real penalties for “straw purchasers”
As far as I know, all firearm purchases require a federal background check and gun trafficking is a federal crime. Not that our prezzie cares.
I think it’s an emotional issue and they want to do something, but jumping on the assault weapon ban bandwagon is a bad choice. Or possibly just an immature one. With the right stock a hunting rifle could be called an ‘assault rifle’; it’s asinine to categorize one weapon as evil when it’s the same as the rest; they all shoot bullets when a human being pulls the trigger.
And, as Wayne LaPierre said today: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”.
Now, we must speak … for the safety of our nation’s children. Because for all the noise and anger directed at us over the past week, no one — nobody — has addressed the most important, pressing and immediate question we face: How do we protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we know works?
The only way to answer that question is to face up to the truth. Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them.
And in so doing, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.
How have our nation’s priorities gotten so far out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses — even sports stadiums — are all protected by armed security.
We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by armed Capitol Police officers.
Yet when it comes to the most beloved, innocent and vulnerable members of the American family — our children — we as a society leave them utterly defenseless, and the monsters and predators of this world know it and exploit it. That must change now!
People blaming the NRA for some insane asshole going into a ‘gun free zone’ where he knows he won’t be challenged and raining hellfire down on babies is ludicrous.
For an in-depth look at the culture that got us here and more, check out Peter’s latest.
Edited to add: BILL CLINTON asked for $60 million while president to put more cops in schools to make them safer… never thought I’d miss Slick Willy!
Oh, holy hell. I read this over at Peter’s, but it just didn’t register until now. In 60 square mile Newtown, it took 20 minutes for the city police to arrive.
Police and other first responders arrived on scene about 20 minutes after the first calls.
And you idiots want my guns?