Sharkey Joins Biden To Push Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

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Connecticut Speaker of the House J. Brendan Sharkey, who helped craft the state\’s landmark gun control legislation in response to Newtown, is now pursuing the issue at the federal level.

Sharkey on Tuesday traveled to Washington to join President Biden, who delivered an address on the status of the administration\’s gun safety efforts.

In his speech, Biden mentioned the efforts of Connecticut\’s Congressional delegation, Gov. Malloy and the Connecticut state legislature to say that he and the president \”are not giving up\” on stricter federal gun laws.

\”We need to make sure that the voices of those we\’ve lost are the loudest ones in the fight,\” said Biden.

\”The country has changed,\” he said. \”You will pay a political price for not getting engaged and dealing with safety.\”

\”What changed with Sandy Hook, the straw that broke the camel\’s back, is now those people who support national safety issues say this will be a defining issue for me…that\’s a fundamental change in the political calculus,\” said Biden.

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8 thoughts on “Sharkey Joins Biden To Push Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

  1. Way2moderate

    “Sharkey on Tuesday traveled to Washington to join President Biden, who delivered…”

    I’m sorry — he joined who?

  2. Mike F.

    The same party – Sharkey and Biden’s – that is pursuing these gun control policies is the same party that coddles the criminals that cause the vast majority of gun violence. They’ll get my attention once they prove to me that they are on the side of the law abiding citizens of this country and not the thugs that are destroying our communities.

    1. The Conn-servative

      Yup.Just look at early release in CT.Two convenience store clerks murdered. But,move along,move along…these aren’t the criminals you’re looking for…….

      1. get a grip

        Well… like the gun nuts say, you have to look at the murder RATE. For the number of people released this is a low rate. Releasing people is therefore quite safe.

  3. Don Pesci

    There must be two Bidens:”Six months after Newtown, the White House has pulled back hard on its gun control push…

    “Biden chief of staff Bruce Reed’s Friday White House strategy meetings for representatives of gun control groups ended weeks ago. The barnstorming tour Biden pledged would pressure senators who voted against background checks hasn’t materialized.”

    Read more:

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/joe-biden-white-house-guns-push-93015.html#ixzz2WcgtWEPA

  4. Lorenzo

    I’m becoming more weary of STATE governors and legislators “flying to Washington” to push for national legislation. It seems they are not all that effective in their home towns so why not try to change the world?

  5. Jim

    Good think we’re spending state tax dollars to make sure the next time this bill fails, Connecticut has paid even more. The Connecticut version of gun control, strictest in the nation, has about a much of a chance of passing as a Prius in a Ferrari race. This is a waste of money and a mockery of the US Constitution. Even the mildest of gun control at the federal level was rejected by the Democratic controlled Senate, what makes you think a stricter version will do better? Sorr, Biden is just showing exactly how stupid he is by bringing in someone to make the legislation even more unpalatable.

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