Gun Lobbyist: “We Killed It Once … We’ll Do It Again”–Not This Time, Say Pols

Insightful piece from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror about gun lobbyist Robert Crook. Don’t ya just love lobbyists with the last name Crook? From Paz:

Crook, a deep-voiced smoker, admits to making one gaffe post-Newtown–a boast about the ability of gun owners last year to mobilize in opposition to a ban on high-capacity magazines, like the one that police say Adam Lanza would use a year later in Newtown.

“We killed it once,” Crook told The Hartford Courant. “And I would suspect once things quiet down a little bit, we’ll do it again.”

The line prompted an anonymous critic to create a Facebook page: “How many days before Robert Crook eats his words?”

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  1. It’s in the process of passing in New York–it will pass here too. No one should listen to a bag of wind like this one.
    And it’s not going to “quiet down” here. Twenty-six people were murdered in an elementary school. What idiot could possibly think things are going to “quiet down.” Need to get a better strategy than that.

  2. When the NRA was founded back in the 19th century the organization represented hunters and shooting sportsmen. The focus was on gun safety. Now, much like both chambers of Congress, the NRA is beholden to special-interest groups, in this case weapons manufacturers. Why else would Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s Executive Vice President, CEO and chief lobbyist, go on the record advocating more firearms? It is hard to fathom one armed security officer would’ve been able to stop Adam Lanza, who was armed with 9mm pistols, a shotgun and a semi-automatic assault rifle.

  3. I will not be surprised if Mr. Crook is right that “We killed it once … we’ll do it again”–if not here in Connecticut (where we have the opportunity to do something sensible, acceptable, strict and workable) then on the national scale. I suspect tomorrow will bring much ‘sturm und drang’ when President Obama makes his announcements, but for all good intentions very little actually happens. An article in the Washington Post seemed to, as I read between the lines, be preparing us for a letdown, i.e. lots of talk but no action. Too hard to get a consensus in Congress. It’s not just the schools, the military, the prison system and the Post Office that are being privatized. Our government itself is effectively in the hands of private interests. See graphic accompanying WaPo article:


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