I have been busy at work these past two days and have not had the time or energy to post anything about the horrible events at the theater in Aurora Colorado. I don’t have anything to add to the many news reports and commentaries, except to urge that people resist the temptation to blame anybody other than James Holmes, or to use this atrocity to push their political agendas. In particular, I wish that the gun control advocates would not exploit the shooting to call for stricter gun control laws which would not have stopped that madman.
I see that it is too much to ask. New York Mayor Bloomberg is leading the chorus in calling for gun control.
Some may argue for steering clear of political agendas in the wake of the shooting massacre at a Colorado movie theater—but for Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the issue is crystal clear: We need more gun control.
The New York City mayor called early Friday for both presidential candidates to go beyond offering condolences and say where they stand on the issue.
“Soothing words are nice,” said Bloomberg, “But maybe it’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country.”
I wish that for once in his life, this demented control freak would just mind his own business.
In comments posted on his Twitter account on Saturday, Calderon offered his condolences to the United States after a gunman went on the rampage with an assault rifle at a midnight premier of the new Batman film in Aurora, Colorado.
But Mexico’s president, who has repeatedly called on Washington to tighten gun controls to stop weapons flowing from the United States into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, said U.S. weapons policy needed a rethink after the killings.
“Because of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, the American Congress must review its mistaken legislation on guns. It’s doing damage to us all,” Calderon said.
The presidency of Calderon, who leaves office at the end of November, has been overshadowed by his efforts to crack down on the drug gangs. Fighting among the cartels and their clashes with the state have killed more than 55,000 people since 2007.
Mexico has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, yet somehow this has not prevented drug cartels from turning sections of that country into war zones. If President Calderon is really interested in stopping the flow of arms to Mexico, perhaps he should ask President Obama about Operation Fast and Furious.
- Limbaugh, Tea Party, & Guns already getting blamed for Colorado shooting (540wfla.com)
- The moon, stars, and planets are lining up for another attempted gun grab (erickbrockway.com)
- Mayor of NYC, Mike Bloomberg, Goes on Anti-Gun Tirade (libertyblitzkrieg.com)