This, I thought, was the most interesting development from President Obama’s announcement today of a gun control task force to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden:
The president did not announce any major policy decisions on Wednesday, but said the task force of Cabinet officials and outside organizations led by Biden would submit legislative proposals to him no later than January.
Some gun control activists have called on the President to push for gun control in the last weeks of the current Congress. The President isn’t going to try and hit that target, but it’s clear he wants to rush this through.
Which is in keeping with the “never let a good crisis go to waste” attitude the Obama administration has always embraced. The gun control left can’t allow a debate on gun control to happen, because they lose those debates. They’ve been losing those debates for decades now.
So their one hope to leverage the Sandy Hook shooting into gun control is to move the ball up the field before we get a real chance to have a cool, logical debate.