I strongly support reinstating an Assault Weapons Ban and I urge my colleagues to pass it when the new Congress begins next year.—
Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 16, 2012
Here we go. As Twitchy reported this morning, NYC mayor Nanny Michael Bloomberg called for new gun control measures and pressured President Obama on Twitter to reinstitute the assault weapons ban. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) double-teamed with Bloomberg and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) by cranking up the anti-gun heat on Twitter this afternoon.
Initial reaction to Sen. Gillibrand’s tweet on social media was mixed:
I don't think we need to make changes to the second ammendment but I believe Sen. Gillibrand is right-we need an assault weapons ban.—
Michelle /SW Indiana (@OffTheHardRoad) December 16, 2012
Calmer heads on Twitter note that Connecticut already has an assault weapons ban in place and already has among the strictest gun regulations in the country:
For those drooling over a federal assault weapons ban, Connecticut already has an assault weapons ban.—
Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 16, 2012
Connecticut gun laws: 60 or so types of assault weapons are banned, all handgun sales-incl. private resales-must be properly documented.—
Daniela Altimari (@capitolwatch) December 14, 2012
Read Connecticut’s gun control laws for yourself.
And related: Lanza reportedly tried to buy rifle, was denied.
Sobering, inconvenient truth: