While we’re breathlessly awaiting the President’s dog and pony show, where he trots out a crowd of children who wrote him letters begging him to make them safe (I’m sure they weren’t encouraged to do so by their teachers), our correspondent, TSO is at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas this weekend. I snagged the photo above from his Facebook posting last night.
CBS News reports that 60,000 people are out there this weekend. TSO teases me by meeting people I know through emails without any photos, so I’m thinking he sucks as a live-blogger.
Foundation spokesman Bill Brassard Jr. told The Associated Press on Monday the organization stopped accepting media applications when it was swamped by requests following the Newtown shooting. At the time, the foundation issued a statement saying family, friends and acquaintances were affected by what it called a terrible tragedy.
Nothing motivates the media like dead children. I did an interview last night with the Christian Science Monitor which was hoping that I’d give them answers about scary-looking weapons by doing an imitation of Alex Jones or scream out “Red Dawn is real”! I think she was disappointed, so you probably won’t get to read my answers. I’ve done a bunch of interviews like that in the last few weeks. I guess I write like I have an inner nutjob.
But the President will have his little parade of tears in about two hours, and I’m just waiting for that. Personally, I think all of the talk about executive orders is just to get us wound up so that when he makes his proposal, it will seem tame compared to what we expect. All he can really do is enforce the laws that they’ve been ignoring to this point. I also think that he’s winding up this gun control issue so we forget about his poor performance on the economy and so we’re not paying attention to Benghazi and al Qaeda in general.