The Newtown, CT. Sandy Hook shooting was barely over before the Obama administration was busy trying to make political hay out of it. One of the key players in this just-released series of emails was Obama adviser, Rhom Emanuel. Emanuel is well known for his opinion that you should never let a good crisis go to waste. This was immediately seen by the Obama administration as a golden opportunity to gain some gun control measures. The only debate in these emails is just how much gun grabbing that they can get away with this time.
As Written and Reported By Tim Pearce for the Daily Caller:
Former President Barack Obama’s education secretary and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were planning how to turn a national tragedy into a legislative victory for the administration two days after the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
That’s according to emails obtained under a Freedom of Information request from a reporter from the Baltimore Post.take our poll - story continues below
On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man killed his mother in their home then traveled to Sandy Hook Elementary School — a semi-automatic rifle and two pistols in tow. He broke into the school and killed another 26 people — 20 of them first-grade students. The gunman committed suicide after authorities arrived on the scene.
Two days later, on the evening of Dec. 16, former-Education Secretary Arne Duncan emailed Emanuel under the subject line, “CT shootings,” seeking advice on pushing gun reform legislation, according to The Baltimore Post.
The complete exchange took place between 6:57 p.m. to 7:08 p.m. It follows as first reported by The Baltimore Post:
Duncan: “What are your thoughts?”
Emanuel: “Go for a vote this week before it fades. Tap peoples’ emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.”
Duncan: “Yup- thanks.”
Emanuel: “When I did Brady bill and assault weapons for Clinton, we always made it simple. Criminals or war weapons…..
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