Ed Rendell on MSNBC: Boosting Gun Control is the 'Good Thing' About Sandy Hook

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Former Democratic Governor Ed Rendell channeled Piers Morgan on the 11 January 2013 edition of the Now with Alex Wagner program on MSNBC. Rendell even upped the ante, claiming that there was a positive side to the Newtown, Connecticut massacre – that it boosts liberal efforts for stricter gun control:

ED RENDELL: The good thing about Newtown is, it was so horrific that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side.

The former politician from Pennsylvania also contended that the strong stand from gun rights supporters "convince the average American that the other side is absolute – looney, nuts, off their rocker – and that drives people to the conclusion that we've got to do something reasonable."