Shame on Congress...
President Barack Obama said Newtown changed everything.
But it didn't change Washington.
Two days after 20 first-graders were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in what Obama has said was the worst day of his presidency, he took the podium at the memorial service with a simple message: Americans' approach to guns was wrong, and it had to change. Too many children had died, and he wouldn't let more follow them.
And yet more than 100 days later, no bill has passed either house of Congress - and members are now off on a two-week spring break.
...and shame on the Democratic (almost SUPER) majority at the General Assembly.
The religious holiday at the end of the week will push the General Assembly's vote on post-Newtown issues into April. Legislative leaders expressed concern last week that they weren't being given enough information about the investigation into the murder of 20 children and six educators that took place more than three months ago.
Although Williams said he didn't believe the information in the warrants would "measurably change" the bipartisan negotiations on a legislative response to the Sandy Hook shooting, he said leaders have agreed to wait until at least next week to vote on legislation.
It's one thing for the spineless politicians in Congress to use stalling tactics when it comes to gun control, it's an entirely different thing when Democrats on the state level mirror their colleagues in Washington.
In a state where we have a Democratic governor and comfortable majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, iit makes no sense that were STILL waiting on state lawmakers to present a gun control proposal given that it's 100+ days since the horrific episode in Sandy Hook.
It's outrageous plain and simple.
Shame on House Speaker Brenden Sharkey.
Shame on Senate President Don WIlliams
Shame on those who those politicians that are using every stall tactic in the book in order to delay gun control legislation in hopes that public support for the measure continue to decrease.
The country is looking at Connecticut for leadership on this important topic... and our state lawmakers should be ashamed on themselves for offering nothing but delay tactics to common sense gun control legislation.