Barbara Boxer calls Calif. shooting a boost for anti-gun groups

With an assist by an MSNBC hostess, California Sen. Barbara Boxer once again put the best spin possible on last week’s shooting in Santa Monica that left five victims dead and the gunman killed by police.

barbaraboxer2Boxer was responding Tuesday to a blatantly leading question about the shooting from interviewer Karen Finney:

“Do you think this may reinvigorate the conversation about gun-safety regulations?”

After an obligatory “our-thoughts-go-out-to-the-families” kind of moment, Boxer told Finney that the shooting would help gun-control advocates in the U.S. because it “gives us wind at our back.”

Finney’s response to Boxer’s response was equally cynical.

“I hope you’re right,” she said.

At least conservatives really are compassionate sometimes.

 

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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.
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Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.

  • Brent Cowart

    Dear Mrs. Boxer: I hope when the Time comes you never ever have to have a COP & the Cop is LATE getting there: If you Do & he doesn't make it in time You'll WISH you had a GUN at the Time: Just Remember one Thing YOU don't TAKE a KNIFE to a GUN FIGHT: You'll Lose every Time: Then again YOU are Blonde so YOU just Might: The Question is are You a DITZY BLONDE:

    • Bill C

      Wasted comments Brent, She has armed protection and they have already voted to ensure the gun laws they pass do not apply to them. The gun laws are only to disarm the public, not them or criminals.

  • Maggie

    Don't worry about Boxer. She has security. I suggest you ignore her also. With all that is going on in DC no sane person would vote for any kind of gun control or give up their gun. Crazy's like Boxer and friends have unleashed the hounds of hell on us and the all of the bad behavior known to man is now just fine with them.

  • John Hanig

    Leave it to a moron senator from a loser state to seize on a tragedy to as an opportunity to continue a failed policy.

    • John Hanig

      Please pardon the double entries. There's no option here to edit.

  • John Hanig

    Leave it to a moron senator from a loser state to seize on a tragedy as an opportunity to continue a failed policy.

  • ruth

    can you believe these people

  • Bill J. Canada

    The woman is a IDIOT! Apparently she is smarter than the Socialist Republic of California voters though as they keep voting for her.

  • http://goharddent.com Roy Colbert

    30 second spot http://vimeo.com/64329692 pass word for real