New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler is calling for a "War on the NRA" in light of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting by Adam Lanza that left 27 dead.
“I am absolutely horrified by news of the cold-blooded shooting of dozens of children in Newtown, Connecticut. Yet another unstable person has gotten access to firearms and committed an unspeakable crime against innocent children,” Mr. Nadler said.
We cannot simply accept this as a routine product of modern American life. If now is not the time to have a serious discussion about gun control and the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our society, I don’t know when is. How many more Columbines and Newtowns must we live through? I am challenging President Obama, the Congress, and the American public to act on our outrage and, finally, do something about this.
Gun laws have moved largely in one direction in this country: toward less regulation. The Newtown tragedy, it seems, has changed the tone of this discussion. Nadler, and others who realize that without a gun, Adam Lanza might have still killed, but he wouldn’t have killed 27 people, the people that realize this, are pulling together and starting to demand real gun regulation.
We failed in stopping the killings in Newtown, Portland, Aurora, and all those before. Maybe we can stop the next one.