Things can only get worse:
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America:
“Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones. The only thing accomplished by gun free zones is to insure that mass murderers can slay more before they are finally confronted by someone with a gun.”
The reactionary Michigan legislature:
NO LONGER ‘NO CARRY’
If reforms are signed by the governor, concealed handguns can be carried in these places, though exclusions are still possible in privately-owned facilities and public colleges and universities.
• Schools and school property
• Child-care centers
• Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or other places of worship
• Entertainment facilities that seat 2,500 people or more
• Dormitories and classrooms of a community college, college, or university
Colorado Gov. David Hickenlooper, a Democrat:
“But certainly the culture of violence — and look at the level of violence in our media, video games. … The depiction of assault weapons again and again. There might well be some direct connection between people who have mental instability and when they go over the edge, they transpose themselves, they become part of one of those videos games. And perhaps that’s why all these assault weapons are used. …
“Our country is based on — that Second Amendment has been shown repeatedly, it does protect people’s rights bear arms, to have guns. You know, my grandfather taught me how to shoot and clean a 12-gauge shotgun and showed me how to hunt and I’ve shown my son. I mean, that tradition is very powerful throughout this country.
“But, you know, discussion around assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and what type of — should there be wait? You know, one of the things we’re doing in Colorado is looking at expanding the time if someone’s had a mental-illness hold, expanding the time they have to wait before they can get access to a firearm. Those kinds of things, I think those discussions are going to happen, I mean, in real time over the next couple of months.”
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Weasel):
“The violence in the entertainment culture – particularly, with the extraordinary realism to video games, movies now, et cetera – does cause vulnerable young men to be more violent. Doesn’t make everybody more violent, but it’s a causative factor in some cases.”
“We ought to ask the entertainment community, what are you going to do to tone that down.”
Rep. Louis Gomert (R-Loony Bin)
You know, having been and judge and having reviewed photographs of these horrific scenes and knowing that children have these defensive wounds — gunshots through their arms and hands as they try to protect themselves — and hearing the heroic stories the principal, lunging trying to protect — Chris, I wish to God she had had an M4 in her office locked up. So, when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn’t have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands, but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids.