Posted by Bob Lord
As we reel from the tragedy in Newtown, we know it is in times like this that new leaders arise. Who will step out of the shadows and lead the fight to bring sanity to our gun laws?
There's no question who is best positioned to lead at this time. Nobody in Congress has better standing on this issue than our own Ron Barber. As Gabby's staffer, with Mark Kelly at his side, and as a victim of a mass shooting himself, Ron Barber has the platform to speak out loud and clear. If ever there was an opportunity for a cautious politician to break free of his timidity and accomplish someting huge, this is it. If Ron Barber were to seize this moment, he would succeed. The time is right, the country is ready, and the NRA would be beaten. And, years from now, Ron would be remembered as a hero.
Time will tell if he's up to it. We'll all be watching.