(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…


4 thoughts on “Holder: It’s now or never”
  1. The gun control that Holder pushes will NOT stop school massacres. The people who do these don’t decide on a whim, go down to the local store, buy a gun and go straight to a school to murder people. They plan it for months. They will plan a way. Giving away individual rights and security in exchange for security provided by the collective is a non-starter; the collective does not care about you, your kids, or your family. YOU DO.

  2. If not now when? Good question. If not now when are we going to
    Do away with these gun free zones?

  3. Eric Holder appears to have much “concern” for those gunned down, yet we still have no “real” answers for the “Fast and Furious” drug-cartel arming operation that has resulted in the deaths of many Mexican citizens and a few American Border enforcement officers (armed with “bean-bag rounds?) by a department under his own authority, …only “executive priviledge” to stifle a congressional investigation. If he is “un-accountable”, and he and the pResident had no knowledge of the operation, why the “executive preiviledge” if the investigation wasn’t leading right up to them both?
    I smell a “smoke-screen” myself.

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