You knew it would be coming…
Already Democrats like Sen. Frank Lautenberg are rushing forward with bills no doubt already crafted for such an occasion:
“Let’s stop wasting time and start saving lives,” Lautenberg, D-N.J. said on his Twitter account. “Congress must prioritize a ban on high-capacity gun magazines.”
At least one other lawmaker has already called on President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney to address the issue.
“Soothing words are nice,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a radio interview, “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 are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country.”
Lautenberg was also among the first on Capitol Hill to comment on the shooting massacre early Friday at a suburban Colorado movie theatre that left 12 people dead and dozens wounded. The alleged shooter, James Holmes, was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and three other weapons.
Lautenberg hates the idea of private gun ownership, and I’m guessing he fairly sprinted to a microphone with a basic gun grab bill already written. Just throw in a few platitudes about Rush Limbaugh and the Teaparty being to blame and it’ll be properly finished.
We have our work cut out for us, and lots to do before November.