Posted on | February 16, 2013 | 15 Comments
Do I know why Harvard Law student Robert M. Cross (right) posted that as a profile picture on Facebook? No, I do not. And his Facebook page doesn’t list a “relationship” status, so it would be wrong to jump to any conclusions as to what the photo signifies. Two friends posing after a healthy hike in the woods? Perfectly innocent. Maybe.
What we do know about Harvard Law student Robert M. Cross — I mean, besides his impressive six-pack abs — is that he hates guns. Hates, hates, hates guns. He interned at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and took part Friday in a panel discussion chaired by Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, “Gun Violence After the Newtown Tragedy: What Can Legal, Public Health and Other Efforts Do?”
Thanks to Badger Pundit, who never jumps to conclusions, and also provides the full 18-minute segment featuring Robert M. Cross:
5:03: “It is so easy to save lives, and the NRA doesn’t want us to do it.”
6:28: “There’s a big problem: Brady background checks apply only to federally licensed firearms dealers. They do not apply to private sellers. . . . It is estimated that over 40 percent of gun acquistions occur in the secondary market.”
10:17: “People like Wayne LaPierre, that you see on TV, are not representing Americans. They’re not representing the NRA. They’re not representing gun owners. They’re representing the gun industry, an industry that makes money off of the blood of children.”
Wow. So that’s something else we know about Robert M. Cross: He really hates the NRA. Hates, hates, hates ’em. Uh . . . NTTAWWT.