On gun control, Obama’s record shows an apparent lack of political will — until now
The survivors of a gun rampage in Tucson came to Washington in August with a simple message for the Obama administration: Do something — anything — to stop the violence.
One was a nurse shopping for Brussels sprouts who rushed to do triage after then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) was shot outside a supermarket. Another was a woman struck three times while shielding her daughter. A third pinned the shooter to the ground with her knees until police arrived.
After meeting for 90 minutes with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., they were hopeful.
“Attorney General Holder was not only sympathetic but empathetic and truly touched by our stories and our actions,” said Patricia Maisch, one of the survivors. “And he was sincere about wanting to help us.”
1. I usually hesitate to jump on with any bashing (not that this is truly bashing)
But I DO agree that Obama has been pretty much mum on this subject until this week. I hope the recent glimpse of a spine in regards to gun control is a sign that we're about to see more action from the President.