In honor of former New York mayor Ed Koch and his life’s work making the city a better place, I present to you one of the last interviews he did with CNN’s Piers Morgan.
As I was driving to the gym this morning, I head the interview on XM radio. What really caught my attention was his simple answers to gun control issues and how much wisdom he imparts on various subjects. Watch the interview and read excerpts below.
On gun control
“I believe we need a constitutional amendment to really address the issue. Because when we’re doing it, as we are currently doing it, a little bit at a time, and then the United States Supreme Court has a tendency to strike down what we do — Washington, D.C. banned guns. The United States Supreme Court said you can’t do it.
“The only really true way of handling it is a constitutional amendment. But until that happens, because it’s difficult, you want to do what you can. And what’s currently on the table are semiautomatic guns, to ban them. And as everybody says, you don’t shoot a deer with a semiautomatic.”
On the growing tension in Congress
“I enjoyed my stay in the Congress. Most people do not. And too many people who have been elected really don’t understand the nature of government.
Government is compromise.”
On who he thinks will be the next President of the United States
“I am for Hillary. I think she is beloved as a figure today. And I believe that if she runs, and I think that she will, she will be our president.”