From the offices of Councilman Vincent Gentile:
It was the Irish statesman Edmund Burke who so famously said: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” And in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut those words have never been more relevant.
In the midst of unspeakable horror, many lawmakers and politicians have called for stricter gun control laws at the federal level, including revisiting the 1994 former assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 but has yet to be reinstated.
“Whether it’s a conversation about gun control, mental health or security in our schools, there may not be a panacea but the time for national action is now,” Councilman Vincent Gentile said joining his colleagues on the steps of City Hall earlier today.
“Yes, as civilians we all have the right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment but there is no useful purpose for semiautomatic rifles – weapons similar to those used by troops in Afghanistan – other than mass killing.”
The most frequent and commonly asked question around the world over the past few has been, “How many more times!?”
“My heart and my prayers have not left the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” Gentile said. “The impact of this sick and evil act will be felt in every household across our nation. We must do everything in our power to ensure this never happens again or else these people will have died in vain.”