Meanwhile, the gun-control push at the federal and state levels continues to run into stiff resistance. The National Rifle Association joined the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and other groups Thursday in a lawsuit against New York’s strict new gun laws. The NRA has aggressively lobbied against a renewed assault-weapons ban or a ban on high-capacity magazines at the federal level.
On Thursday, Vice-President Joe Biden met with Mayor Bloomberg in New York, along with families from the Newtown shooting, pronouncing the dangers of gun violence.
“For all those who say we shouldn’t and can’t ban assault weapons,” said Biden. “How can they say that? Take a look at those 20 beautiful babies.”
Lennon was shot four times by Mark David Chapman outside of The Dakota Apartment building on Dec. 8, 1980.