(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Recalling his walk through the bloody halls of Sandy Hook Elementary School, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the nation is ready for comprehensive gun-control legislation.
“I think the American people have a feeling, and I hear it as I go across the country, that enough is enough,” Holder told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an exclusive interview. Holder was in town Thursday to give an address at Clark Atlanta University.
Holder said his visit to the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, where 20 students and six staff members were shot and killed Dec. 14, marked his worst day as attorney general. He retraced his steps through the school, talking to the first responders, seeing caked pools of blood in classrooms and viewing crime-scene photos of “these little angels, these babies.”
Holder cited the Sandy Hook shootings and the recent shooting of a 14-year-old student at Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta as incidents that should spur support for President Barack Obama’s gun-control legislation.
“If not now, when?” he asked. “If the conscience of this nation is not moved by what we all saw and know about in Newtown (and) what has repeatedly happened in other places and other venues such as the recent shooting here in Atlanta, if not now, when?” Read more…