Texas Senator John Cornyn, who once voted Nay on a bill that requires all licensed importers, manufacturers and dealers who engage in the transfer of handguns to provide secure gun storage or safety devices has come out today with a statement (delivered by one of his spokesmen) on the Newtown massacre of 20 small children and their teachers. And just as one would think, Cornyn is following the script of putting off the discussion for another day when – as he hopes – people will fog over and become embroiled in the next flavor of the day.
This has been the modus operandi of the gun lobby, the NRA, since the beginning of the gun control movement. Here is the released statement:
"Sen. Cornyn like most Americans is grieving with the families of the children and innocent individuals killed in Newtown Friday," Sandlin stated in an email. "While there will be a time for policy discussion, out of respect to those families, now is not the time. He has listed various ways to support the community of Newtown on his web site and remains focused on supporting this community in mourning."
Cornyn shames all Texans with this completely transparent move to make those of us who are making strong arguments not to let this tragedy go unanswered look like disrespectful louts. His crocodile tears fool no one.
In his disingenuous statement it is Senator Box Turtle who is disrespecting the victims of Newtown.