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.
As we cont to mourn the senseless loss of life in CT, I'm plsd @SenFeinstein has committed to introducing an Assault Weapons Ban in January.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 16, 2012
Initial reaction to Sen. Gillibrand’s tweet on social media was mixed:
@SenGillibrand This will not stop school shootings.The evil or mental ill will still get them.Wake up we need to arm/train teachers/admin
— INDEPENDENT GIRL (@mitigirl) December 16, 2012
@SenGillibrand as do I. Please do it. Absolutely no need for an individual to own an assault weapon. Not needed for hunting.
— HDgirl11 (@HDgirl11) December 16, 2012
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
@SenGillibrand Senator Gillibrand, what are the compelling features of an 'Assault Weapon' that you feel should be banned?
— Dave Barker (@ducst) December 16, 2012
— Jeremy Townsend (@JATMAC84) 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:
— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) December 16, 2012
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:
Sometimes, there aren't enough laws you can pass to prevent evil deeds. We are condemned to be free: http://t.co/oIoadErC
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) December 15, 2012