New Haven will host Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss an “anti-gun violence initiative” this morning, Conn. Governor Dannell P. Malloy announced yesterday on his Twitter account.
“Holder in Connecticut to announce anti-gun initiative,” WABC TV New York more appropriately headlined their presentation of the Associated Press report on the pending publicity opportunity, which offered the reminder that “Federal and local officials unveiled a plan earlier this year to stem gun violence in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven, the state’s three largest cities.”
The Hartford Courant, which also reported on this morning’s press conference, could not seem to decide if it would be held today or Thursday, but then, when it comes to anything involving guns, accuracy, let alone balance, has never been that paper’s long suit.
As for why “gun violence remains high in the largest cities,” perhaps government policies which incubate and guarantee it, combined with endemic corruption, such as exemplified by the conviction of former Hartford mayor and Bloomberg coalition member Eddie Perez on bribery charges, may be a more fruitful avenue to explore than trying to impose more “gun laws” that only and ever affect those inclined to obey such edicts.
Criminality in government seems to be the only concern in response to Gov. Malloy’s “tweet.”
“Eric Holder is a poor choice,” the lone replier to date opined, calling the AG “the man behind Fast and Furious and the death of Brian Terry.”
Indeed, whether any of the assembled “Authorized Journalists” will take the initiative to raise that subject, and press Holder should he equivocate, or if they will instead just go for the easy story that promulgates anti-gun talking points,was a speculation raised earlier today on The War on Guns blog.
The press conference is occurring in real time as this column is being typed and posted. It’s results will be known soon enough.
UPDATE: Connecticut Citizens Defense League Tells Eric Holder He Can’t Be Trusted
UPDATE 2: See my follow-up article: Holder, Malloy announce ‘Project Longevity’ aimed at Conn. gang violence
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