Mayor David Miller and his influential executive committee turned down a bid by councillors yesterday to hold public meetings on giving the mayor more power.**********
Instead the committee voted to refer the issue to the mayor's office.
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Ms. Chao astutely observed. "Why don't they go after the gangs? Why don't they go after the illegal trafficking of firearms?"**********
Because it's easier, cheaper, quicker and more politically expedient to demagogue gun clubs and law-abiding citizens than address the myriad cultural issues that spawn gun violence.
LAST WORD: Funnily enough, sometimes the mayor...
...is at a loss for words.
"It depresses me, man, `cause, like, all you have is a pistol," says the other accused.Shshhhh... it's that "broad strata" thing again.