Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time for action is now

We used our editorial page today to talk about what is going to happen in the wake of Orlando.

In short, our fear is that it will be the same thing that happened after Sandy Hook. Or Aurora. Or San Bernardino.

In effect, not much.

If the slaughter of innocent babies in what had always been a safe cocoon, their elementary school classrooms, was not enough to shake the nation to action, I'm not sure that another 50 lives lost in Orlando will do it either.

In Washington, several Democratic congressmen from Connecticut, who represent the Sandy Hook area, are holding a filibuster, demanding Congress take up, or at least vote, on gun control measures.

In Media last night, they held a "die-in" on the steps of the Media Courthouse in an attempt to shed some light on the issue and increase pressure on our elected representatives to take action.

Our own Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., has a measure aimed at keeping those on the FBI 'watch list' from being able to buy guns.

You can read our editorial here.

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