by Susanne Posel, Occupy Corporatism:
In a sold-out theater, showing the new Batman film “Dark Knight Rises”, an anonymous gunman entered in a gas mask, threw two gas canisters into the crowd and opened fire with an assault rifle, shotgun and a .40 caliber Glock pistol. The result: 12 people dead and 59 injured. The mainstream media is hailing this unprovoked assault as “one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent US history”.
In response to the tragic shooting and deaths in Colorado, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg quickly stated that he was demanding that the presidential candidates “stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about” preventing mass shootings. Bloomberg admonished President Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to introduce specific restrictive policies on gun control and gun ownership in America. “But maybe it’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country. And everybody always says, ‘Isn’t it tragic?’”
Bloomberg went on to say: “I mean, there’s so many murders with guns every day. It’s just gotta stop. And instead of these two people, President [Barack] Obama and Governor [Mitt] Romney talking in broad things about, they want to make the world a better place. OK, tell us how. And this is a problem. No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them, concretely, not just in generalities, specifically, what are they going to do about guns?”