Boston’s Mayor Menino: VP promised action on gun control by month’s end

Dave Wedge
The Boston Herald

Vice President Joe Biden “guaranteed” Mayor Thomas M. Menino — a leading national gun control advocate — that President Obama will pass sweeping firearms reforms by the end of the month, the mayor said today.

“He said, ‘Tommy, I guarantee you, we’ll get it done by the end of January,’” Menino said at City Hall today. “They’re going to get it done.”…

…Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg co-chair the 500-mayor-strong Mayors Against Illegal Guns and have called for national gun reform in the wake of last month’s Sandy Hook school killings.

“I understand the second amendment, the right to bear arms. But I don’t understand how young kids should be able to get guns,” he said, referring to the plague of urban gang violence largely involving young males.

Menino added that the president has “no excuse not to pass strong (gun reform) legislation,” since he is in his last term and doesn’t have to worry about angering pro-gun voters or the National Rifle Association.

“It’s time to get this moving and moving quickly,” Menino said. “Let’s do it now.”…

Read the entire article at The Boston Herald.

Update: Meanwhile, back in Washington, Gafftastic Joe Does it Again! VP Joe Biden Says “Spread Your Legs, You’re Going to be Frisked” while Posing for Photo with ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

While posing for a photo with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her family following her swearing-in as a U.S. Senator today, Joe Biden actually said, “Spread your legs – you’re going to be frisked.” He made the remark after the photographer asked one of the family members to “drop your hands”

Just imagine the gun control “reforms” coming from this guy’s office…

Also, L.A. Times admits: Mass shootings not really on the increase “Comments, however, are pretty pathetic.”

Update 2:  Because he’s just a heartbeat away from the Presidency… VP Joe Biden at U.S. Capitol Senate Swearing-in: “If You Need any Help on Your Pecs, Let Me Know!” And even more from our esteemed Vice-President, at today’s swearing-in of U.S. Senators.


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