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  •  not until the blood (1+ / 0-)
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    Is wiped off the floor, anyway. i can understand why the White House would like to keep its focus on the victims, however and whoever they may turn out to be, before the divisive politics of gun rights take over the show, which it will anyway, just not by the White House. Shocking.

    •  Bullshit (0+ / 0-)

      the WH response has nothing to do with the victims and everything to do with politics.

      •  everything is political (0+ / 0-)

        but I don't get the outrage over what the White House spokesman said. Did you expect him to announce a new symbolic bill being sent to Congress? Perhaps an announcement of a special committee? And, you would prefer the White House press secretary to kick off the 'national discussion' before the bodies are cold? Should the President be able to give some condolences to the entire community involved prior to starting your 'national discussion' or would that be too 'political' for you?

    •  I agree with you (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think it's unreasonable to refuse to discuss the policy implications of the tragedy before the dust settles.

      That said, I wish the administration would step up its commitment to gun control after the dust settles, although I am not holding my breath.

      •  I don't know if people (0+ / 0-)

        care enough. Perhaps this tragedy will help. I can not imagine this Congress acting on it, unless there is immense public pressure. Considering the recent gun laws being passed in various states, I think gun restrictions must begin at the state level, but maybe that's too hard?

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