by David Safier
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): "It's a first day bill I'm going to introduce in the Senate and the same bill will be introduced in the House, a bill to ban assault weapons. It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession -- not retroactively but perspectively -- and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets."
NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "[Obama is] the commander in chief as well as the consoler in chief. This should be his No. 1 agenda. He's the president of the United States and if he does nothing during his second term something like 48,000 Americans will be killed with illegal guns --that is roughly the number of Americans killed in the whole Vietnam War."
Senator-elect Chris Murphy (D-Ct): "There needs to be a conversation about gun control . . . We're going to be on the floor of the Senate very soon talking about where we go from here."
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT): "I think we need a national commission on mass violence." Lieberman said he favors reinstating the assault weapons ban.
We may be at a tipping point.