Sunday, December 16, 2012

Slaughter in Newtown, CT

“What can President Obama tell the parents of those first-graders when he meets with them today?” my wife asked.
“There is nothing he can say,” I replied.  “The act was too horrendous and heart-wrenching for mere condolences.”
If the President had the power, which he doesn’t, he could make if a federal offense for military type assault weapons to be sold or owned by civilians.  There is no possible use for them by civilians. These guns are not used in hunting or for target practice. The opposition to such a federal law by the NRA is political.   Our country has been characterized by repeated episodes of mass shootings in schools and this latest butchery will cause international attention.  Something has to be done! And it has to be done in Washington now!