More bad news from the NY Post this morning:
The White House is leaning on Mayor Bloomberg to help create a broader package of federal gun-violence prevention initiatives than just bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, according to a report yesterday.
Bloomberg, one of the most outspoken national gun-control advocates, has been critical of President Obama on the issue, and observers say the White House’s outreach could be an effort to win him over.
“We have made what we want done clear,” Bloomberg spokesman Marc LaVorgna said yesterday.
A White House working group headed by Vice President Joe Biden is looking at requiring universal background checks for gun buyers, tracking the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthening mental-health checks and stiffening penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, sources told The Washington Post.
The White House has had regular contact with Bloomberg aides, the paper said. [...]
Next think you know Obama will be tapping Piers Morgan for ideas as well. If this doesn’t make their agenda clear I’m not sure what will.
Republicans must hold their ground against this crap and not give in to the feel-good compromise-y moment of thinking they are actually accomplishing something with these new laws. As it’s been pointed out over and over, Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws on the books including an assault weapons ban.