According to Boston Mayor Tom Menino, Vice-President Joe Biden has “guaranteed” there will be new gun control legislation by the end of January in response to the Newtown shootings last month.
Menino, who has spent the fall of 2012 in the hospital for various ailments, had several conversations with Biden over the phone.
The five term mayor said, “I understand the second amendment, the right to bear arms. But I don’t understand how young kids should be able to get guns.”
Menino is, of course, referring to gang violence. What this has to do with people who lawfully own guns isn’t clear. Most of the guns used in gang violence are obtained on the black market and all more gun control laws will do is guarantee that this black market flourishes thus leading to more gang violence and more violence in inner city neighborhoods as has been especially seen in Chicago.
Well, if Menino is right (and I have every reason to believe he is) then the Obama Administration is, in the words of former White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste and what I mean by that is that it is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
So yes, the Obama Administration thinks it can do things concerning gun control it could not have done prior to the election.
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