Our city will be a better place when we realize that our overwhelming access to guns and penchant for violence will only be mitigated by supporting our men and women in blue, realizing they must not be left to address this crisis alone.
Jumaane D. Williams, New York City Council Member
Vanessa L. Gibson, New York City Council Member
Eugene O’Donnell, Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
A Holistic Approach to Reducing Gun Violence
[So they think the police need to reduce access to guns? And how can they do that and still respect the Bill of Rights? The Supreme Court has very clearly said the 2nd Amendment means what it says, “… The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Either these people are saying they have no intention of honoring the U.S. Constitution or they are saying they completely out of touch with reality.
That gives people only two options on how to deal with them:
- Prosecute them for conspiracy to infringe upon the rights of the people.
- Insist they get treatment for their mental health problems.
In either case they have no business holding the positions they do.—Joe]