Roy Blunt shamefully ignores Sandy Hook's dead children
The Kansas City Star
America’s official gun nuts have been pretty silent since the Newtown massacre Friday, with the National Rifle Association going quite and congressional representatives refusing to appear on the Sunday talk shows.
But on Monday, Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican and NRA-backed politician, came out of the woodwork to spew his thoughts on the matter.
No surprise: The 20 dead children in Newtown don’t matter to him when it comes to changing gun control laws.
“I’m sure I would vote against anything that impacts in a negative way the Second Amendment,” Blunt said.
I give Blunt some props for having the guts to state such insensitive nonsense on the day that the first of the 20 children are being buried in Newtown.
But I also have to be sad that a senator paid with my tax dollars in Missouri has views like that, has views that are so extreme.
No one is talking about gutting the 2nd Amendment. People are talking about how to control the number and kinds of guns, and to reduce the flood of ammunition available to Americans.
That’s what Blunt and others with power in Congress ought to be talking about.
They ought to be sticking up for the rights of children and other Americans to live safer lives - not sticking up for the rights of the NRA to promote the sales of more and more guns to people.