State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims of today’s tragic shootings and their families. For those of us in government, and in law enforcement, the news of yet another mass shooting so close on the heels of the massacres at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, and in Aurora, Colorado, should make it crystal clear that our current laws have failed to protect the public from gun violence. We must redouble our efforts to protect public safety so that New Yorkers don’t have to live in fear of the next deadly attack.”
Rep. Charlie Rangel: “I am shaken by the news that a man randomly shot at innocent people at the Empire State Building, especially at an hour when many New Yorkers are starting their workday and hundreds of tourists are visiting. My thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and the families and friends who lost their loved ones. I hope that those who are wounded will heal quickly and recover from the psychological harm that they endured. This year, our nation has been plagued by frequent and senseless gun violence that has taken the lives of so many people across the country. These arbitrary shootings are acts of terrorism that are paralyzing our communities. We must unite to focus our policies on enacting stricter gun control laws that will prevent potentially harmful individuals from accessing such deadly weapons. It is the only way to make certain that our communities safer.”
Rep. Bob Turner: “My heart goes out to the victims’ families of today’s shooting outside the Empire State Building. I want to commend the quick thinking and resolve of New Yorkers and the first responders who acted quickly, saving countless lives.”
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: “I am deeply saddened by the tragic events that unfolded this morning near the Empire State Building. On behalf of the Assembly, I offer our condolences and our prayers for the victims of this tragedy and for their families. There have been far too many victims of gun violence across the country, and today’s incident points to the need for sensible gun laws that ensure the safety and security of all.”
State Sen. Michael Gianaris: “My prayers go out for the victims of this morning’s horrific incident caused by yet another act of senseless gun violence. It is long past time to fix our gun laws to prevent future tragedies from occurring. To the victims’ families, stay strong and know our hearts are with you.”
State Sen. Jose Peralta: “I extend my condolences to the victim’s family and friends. For the wounded, I hope for a prompt and full recovery from their injuries. The tragedy is yet another horrific reminder of the urgent need to act to curb gun violence and end the bloodshed on our streets.”
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer: “I share in the grief of families whose loved ones were shot this morning near the Empire State Building. When this kind of violence erupts on the sidewalks of our city, it affects all New Yorkers. It tears at the heart of our City. I wish a speedy recovery for all those who were injured and mourn the loss of life that took place today. We must redouble our efforts to pass tougher gun laws, and protect the public from future tragedies.”
New York Politicians
August 24, 2012
Pols Send Condolences, Urge Stronger Gun Control, In Wake of ESB-Area Shooting Spree
[If you follow the link you will notice I left out Gov. Cuomo. He also made a statement but did not exhibit such an effusion of crap for brains as these others did.
The bad guy shot one innocent person. He shot him in the head then then put four more rounds in the guys chest. This could have been accomplished with a five round revolver. And almost for certain a single shot pistol would have resulted in the same body count. What sort of "sensible gun laws that ensure the safety and security of all" do these idiots have in mind?
Of course the VPC and Brady Campaign exhibited even a greater capacity of crap for brains.
The VPC said, "Today's shooter reportedly used a 45 caliber handgun to end the life of a former co-worker, offering yet another example of how the ready availability of semiautomatic handguns that can be equipped with high-capacity ammunition magazines destroy lives and make everyone less safe." The facts are irrelevant to these people.
The Brady Campaign said, "On behalf of the Brady Campaign, I extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and survivors of the mass shooting outside the Empire State Building." Mass shooting? The only "mass shooting" was by the police. 16 shots were fired by two officers (seven and nine respectively). Seven (at least) hit the bad guy and nine innocent people were hit.
These politicians have crap for brains but in addition the anti-gun people have maggots eating the manure.—Joe]