“Enough prayers. Time for some action.”
President Joe Biden, announcing new gun control measures
Calling gun violence in the U.S. an “international embarrassment”, Biden has directed the Justice Department to draft model legislation that would make it easier for states to pass gun control laws, meant to bar people from accessing firearms if they pose a threat to themselves or others.
“I heard the governor of South Dakota recently saying, ‘This isn’t infrastructure – it’s got money for pipes.’ Well, we believe that pipes are infrastructure, because you need water to live, and too many families now live with the threat of lead poisoning.”
Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation, regarding efforts by the Biden Administration to start rebuilding all features of the nation’s infrastructure
2 responses to “Best Quotes of the Week – April 10, 2021”
I’ve been waiting so long to hear a politician say those words.
So have I! I’m so tired of the typical right-wing reactions to gun violence: thoughts and prayers; now is not the time to talk about gun control; we’re still processing this, etc. And I realized long ago that more liberal and independent-minded people just needed to take control of the gun violence issue without much input from conservatives. Even after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, nothing changed and it seemed even the shooting deaths of children was acceptable. That was an outrage! It still is.
So yes, it’s good to hear someone finally say, “Enough prayers.” Now hopefully we’ll see REAL change.