Shotgun Joe at WestConn Part 2: Scare tactics! Fetch my shotgun…
Malarkey! (hey, are my hair plugs lookin' good or what?)
From The News-Times online: [emphasis added]
“We know we can’t save every single life,” Biden told a conference on gun violence. “But it’s simply unacceptable to not act.
“We have to speak for those 20 beautiful children who died 69 days ago, 12 miles from here,” said Biden, speaking at Western Connecticut State University and referring to the children and six adults gunned down Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Although the conference was billed as an academic discussion on gun violence and protecting kids, the focus was clearly on pushing gun control legislation now on the table in Washington, D.C., and Hartford.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used the event to announce his own set of gun control measures weeks ahead of three task forces — including one he formed — currently studying gun violence and school safety issues at the state Capitol.
“We have changed,” Malloy said, referring to the effects of the Newtown tragedy. “And I believe it is now time for our laws to change.”
“If you are concerned about your political survival, you should be concerned about the survival of our children,” Biden said. “I can’t imagine how we will be judged if we do nothing. There is a moral price to be paid for inaction.
“The opposition throws up question after question because they are looking for roadblocks,” Biden said. “They say all you want to do is deny their rights under the Second Amendment. Not true.
“They say it’s not about guns. They are wrong. No law-abiding person should fear that their constitutional rights will be infringed in any way,” Biden said.
And let us not forget to mention Dickie Blumenthal, our newest *cough* Senator.
“Newtown changed us all. What I saw was through the eyes of a parent,” Blumenthal said. “The world is different today, and Newtown has changed America.”