We know he’s shameless. We know he’s corrupt. We know he’s a disgusting thug, who will tell any lie and hurl any insult to advance his leftardist agenda. So I really shouldn’t be surprised at the following letter. But Jim Moran’s gall is appalling, and what’s worse, judging by my limited interaction with his drooling, fucktarded supporters, they will nod enthusiastically upon reading this dreck and toss this bastard more money for his re-election campaign.
What occurred in Boston is a sad reminder that terrorist threats are a part of all our lives. But they will not damper the American spirit that defines us. Even in the midst of yesterday’s chaos, first responders, volunteers, runners and spectators rushed to the bomb site to help the injured, putting the lives of their fellow man ahead of their own personal safety. That instinctive call to action to help our fellow citizens is part of what makes this country great, and why no act or acts of terror will ever break us.
Today is also the sad milestone of a horrible massacre that occurred close to home, in Blacksburg, Virginia. On April 16, 2007, 32 students and teachers were murdered on the campus of Virginia Tech in a senseless act of gun violence.
In the six years since the massacre at Virginia Tech, over 180,000 people have been killed by gun violence, including murders, suicides, and accidental deaths. And last December, our nation was once again reminded of the fragility of human life when 20 young children and 6 adults were murdered in Newtown, Connecticut.
Following the tragedy in Newtown, millions of Americans in communities across the country have joined together to call for improvements in our gun laws.
Today is the day after a tragic bombing in Boston, and as you remember the horror, also remember that six years ago – on the day after yesterday’s bombing, a gun walked in and killed a bunch of people at Virginia Tech…
Over the next few weeks, the Senate will consider legislation to expand background checks to all commercial gun purchases, strengthen gun trafficking laws, and increase funding for school security measures. I am hopeful that the Senate will pass meaningful gun reform legislation and that Republican leadership in the House will allow an up or down vote on the bill.
Because allowing an up or down vote on more infringements on your Second Amendment rights will prevent more bombs… um… or pressure cookers and shrapnel. We must check you out before you buy kitchen implements. And also running is bad for you, so we need background checks.
Expanded checks are the only systematic way to keep guns out of the hands of felons, the severely mentally ill, and other dangerous people. Far from creating new gun laws, mandatory background checks simply allow for the enforcement of laws already on the books. This is a common sense reform that polling shows is supported by 90 percent of the American public, 82 percent of gun owners, and even 74 percent of NRA members.
Yesterday, pressure cooker bombs went off in Boston, and today we remember those who died in those bombings by pushing for more gun control, which would not have prevented a massacre six years ago in a gun-free zone.
Now Congress must act. We owe it to the victims at Virginia Tech and everyone whose lives have been touched by the horrors of gun violence to enact sensible gun safety legislation. As we remember the lives lost and forever changed by the massacre six years ago, let us come together as a nation in continued vigilance against gun violence.
Because only background checks will stop bombings in Boston.
Leave it up to Moran to exploit yet another tragedy that has absolutely nothing to do with gun violence to promote the destruction of your rights!