In an interview on Sunday, Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York, who is the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, renewed his call for tougher gun restrictions, including banning assault weapons, requiring background checks for firearm purchases at gun shows and prohibiting gun sales to anyone on the nation’s terrorism watch list.
But Mr. King said he doubted that the shootings in Connecticut would alter the gun debate in Congress, saying that outside the Northeast a gun culture exists that is resistant to any kind of firearms regulation. “I hope I am wrong,” he said, “but I don’t think it will have a major impact on the debate in Congress. We’ve had a number of gun tragedies in recent years without any action being taken.” [NYT]
Watch this video we put together. Went to a Brooklyn block party and grilled kids on what they know about the election. Kids are rad.
No cigarette-ing 2012. —A.P.
This is hilarious.
“If you were to look into the camera and pretend you were talking to the American people, what would you say?”
“Hello? I come in peace?”