A rifle, a shotgun, and one other weapon killed 12 innocent theatergoers in Colorado this morning, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York is one of the few who has had the courage and common sense to identify the perpetrators. NYT:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, who has waged a national campaign for stricter gun laws, called on President Obama and Mr. Romney to more concretely address the issue of gun violence in their campaigns.
“You know, soothing words are nice,” Mr. Bloomberg said during his weekly radio program, “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.”
No guns in the hands of a homicidal maniac in Colorado, no mass murder in a movie theater. Gun control is legal, sensible, and should be implemented immediately nationwide, and far more vigorously in Massachusetts so that we can reduce the chances of a similar tragedy here.