Feinstein, Bloomberg, Murphy . . . and Lieberman


by David Safier

Ask Ron Barber to lead on sensible gun policies.

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): "It's a first day bill I'm going to introduce in the Senate and the same bill will be introduced in the House, a bill to ban assault weapons. It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession — not retroactively but perspectively — and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets."

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "[Obama is] the commander in chief as well as the consoler in chief. This should be his No. 1 agenda. He's the president of the United States and if he does nothing during his second term something like 48,000 Americans will be killed with illegal guns –that is roughly the number of Americans killed in the whole Vietnam War."

Senator-elect Chris Murphy (D-Ct): "There needs to be a conversation about gun control . . . We're going to be on the floor of the Senate very soon talking about where we go from here."

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT): "I think we need a national commission on mass violence." Lieberman said he favors reinstating the assault weapons ban.

We may be at a tipping point.