Opinion: Taking a stand against gun violence
CT Post | Remarking on last week’s mass shooting in San Jose, California Gov. Gavin Newsom asked, “What the hell is wrong with us, and when are we going to come to grips with this?” His unfiltered response is entirely understandable: nine coworkers were murdered by a disgruntled employee who was armed with semi-automatic handguns and high-capacity magazines.
The tragic irony of the situation was not lost on Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), who across the country in Washington, D.C., prefaced her questioning of David Chipman, President Biden’s highly qualified nominee to lead the ATF, by saying, “While we are sitting here, we have a gunman in San Jose shooting down people.” That didn’t stop Senate allies of the NRA from attacking the long-time veteran of the ATF because he supports stronger federal gun laws.
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