In the wake of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, some people have said that it’s best not to make a political statement out of it, that we should be allow people to mourn. I would agree to a certain point. However, it’s tragedies like this that should get people riled up and should get people demanding more of the politicians. Mayor Mike Bloomberg from NYC thinks so. Check out his video above. He says:
“Soothing words are nice, but maybe it’s time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re gonna do about it,” Bloomberg said. “No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them.”
I have to agree. This is really getting out of control. This murderer legally bought four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition over a period of 60 days.
New York City has great gun laws. There are eight million people crammed into five small burroughs. There’s a long waiting period and ample background check. Last I checked, you can’t even touch a handgun without a license. It’s true that there’s gun violence in the city, but they’ve never had anything like what we just saw in Aurora.
Some NRA people say that arming people will result in more occurrences like the recent retaliation by the old guy in the internet cafe. But isn’t it better not to have gun violence in the first place? Right now, we’ve got lax gun laws, and it’s still very rare to see successful defenses by concealed weapons holders.