Mayor Mike appeared Piers Morgan's CNN show and obviously felt comfortable enough -- because no one watches that horrible show -- to spew his inane brain droppings about gun control. Unfortunately for Mike, the LA Times was tuned in.
This is what America's favorite nanny-stater had to say about solving the problem of violence in America:
“I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say, ‘We're going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you. Unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.’”
This latest tragedy has once again brought the issue of gun control into forefront of the public discourse. No correct-thinking 2nd Amendment supporter can truthfully say they are not troubled by the amount of armament the lunatics amongst are able to acquire, and no correct-thinking anti-gun person can truthfully contend that banning guns from society will stop criminals from getting guns or lunatics from spreading their evil. This is an issue for reflection and civil discourse, not political hand-wringing and finger pointing.
Blaming mass shootings on a supposed gun culture in the United States is like blaming the World Trade Center attacks on an aviation culture within the insane radical branch of Islam. You can't be intellectually honest and do either.
You've done some good things, and you've done some stupid things. Calling for the police to strike nationwide to get your political point across is the stupidest thing you -- or any other politician -- could have done in the wake of the horrors in Aurora.
Walking your statements back only proves you'll do what is politically expedient but does not change your core belief that guns are the root of violence in this country.