Thursday, February 21, 2013
Biden Pleas for ‘Political Courage’ on Gun Control
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
Danbury—On a college campus 10 miles from Newtown, Vice President Joe Biden closed a symposium on gun violence today with a plea for political courage and a call for action on gun control.
“I can predict what will be written about us if we don’t act,” Biden said. “It’s not so much to ask.”
The vice president’s audience at Western Connecticut State University needed no coaxing, crowded as it was with men and women whose loved ones were among the 26 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“We owe it to our children, and I owe it to my daughter, Grace,” Lynn McDonnell said from the stage, during a half-day of panel discussions. Her child was one of 20 first-graders shot to death at Sandy Hook.
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