President Obama Promises Sandy Hook: I’ll Change Gun Control Laws

Sun, December 30, 2012 4:06pm EDT by 21 Comments
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President Obama tells ‘Meet The Press’ that he wants gun control and will stand behind a ban on assault weapons, following the Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre that occurred on Dec. 14.

President Barack Obama is vowing to rally the American people around his agenda to ban assault weapons and high capacity clips or magazine, according to a new interview with Meet The Press that aired on Dec. 30.

“It is not enough for us to say, ‘This is too hard so we’re not going to try,'” Obama said during his interview, noting the 26 people that died in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14 at the hands of shooter Adam Lanza. “So what I intend to do is I will call all the stakeholders together. I will meet with Republicans. I will meet with Democrats. I will talk to anybody. I think there are a vast majority of responsible gun owners out there who recognize that we can’t have a situation in which somebody with severe psychological problems is able to get the kind of high capacity weapons that this individual in Newtown obtained and gun down our kids. And, yes, it’s going to be hard.”

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has resisted efforts for greater gun control, arguing in a recent press conference that schools should, instead, have armed guards for protection.

“I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools,” Obama said. “And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.”

“[The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School] is something that – you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. And it’s not something that I want to see repeated.” Obama added, hoping to get gun violence legislation passed in 2013.

Did you think gun control laws should be changed, HollywoodLifers?

— Chris Rogers


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Posted at 6:00 PM on February 9, 2013  

The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice

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Dalinda

Posted at 6:12 AM on January 18, 2013  

This BABOON is pathetic. Someone take him out.

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Daniel

Posted at 8:31 AM on January 11, 2013  

TAKE MY GUN?? Like to see you try.

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eastwind

Posted at 7:20 PM on January 5, 2013  

Obama is responsible for the Sandy Hook masacre! Part of his master plan to confiscate ALL guns, and have a 3rd term under martial law.

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NotNaive

Posted at 1:01 AM on December 31, 2012  

Gun laws will prevent shooting sprees? Please tell me more about how criminals follow the law.

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Jones

Posted at 12:05 PM on January 9, 2013  

you, and the people like you, are complete pieces of sh*t. You know, following the Sandy Hook tragedy, a man in LA made threats pertaining to shooting up some elementary schools. He was arrested but then subsequently released because the threats were not specific enough. so because the law was powerless to incarcerate him or take the guns out of his hands, he will now have the opportunity to go back to them and commit his atrocious acts. Now i know your ridiculous argument will be that he will undoubtedly have access to illegal firearms anyways. i guess you’re right, we should just let him have easier access to guns because he won’t obey the law anyways. and let’s not forget the brilliant car analogy. That is, car accidents kill people as well, so we should just abolish all traffic signs and rules because they obviously don’t work. And, he could just easily commit such a massacre with a knife or a baseball bat because, as we all know so well, they have the same level of lethality as a gun. Yep, this must explain why we send our troops into war with expensive firearms and not knives. But if knives have the same destruction potential as a knife, why can’t we just save a ton of money by giving our troops knives and bats? Anyways, following your logic, i hope one of you ‘good guys’ gets to this f*cker before he can commit his intended acts of atrocity. It’s not as if you don’t have a warning that it will happen. I hope your brilliant plan of putting armed guards in schools pays off (amazing idea, by the way. I am sure that would be quite conducive to a healthy learning environment for young children). but if something happens, you used tampons will certainly blame the fact that the schools didn’t have guns (or enough guns. because you see, in order for your brilliant plan to be effective, there must be an armed guard in every single classroom at all times. Otherwise, the shooter could target the classroom without an armed guard or, since you degenerate gun-nuts like to point out that the shooters are usually smart enough to target gun-free zones, he will likely be smart enough to take out the guard first). And your redeeming factor in such an instance would surely be the possibility of a lower body count. Yes, it is clearly far less tragic when only a handful of kindergartners get murdered instead of 20. I hope you understand that, if we follow your mentality, potential psychotic spree shooters will continue to be able to freely walk into a store and purchase an arsenal. Thus, blood will continue to be spilled and innocent people will continue to get slaughtered, all so that you can have your ‘freedom’. I also hope that you can see the irony in the fact that the people who will continue to get gunned down will have sacrificed their most fundamental freedom, which is the right to live, all so that you can have your sacred constitutional ‘freedom’ (aka your guns). And then you blame Obama for the gun violence problem. Good on you, you racist waste of oxygen. You absolutely disgust me. America: In guns we trust!

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dianaSHR

Posted at 11:52 PM on December 30, 2012  

i’ve got so much repect for him

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Julio

Posted at 8:48 PM on December 30, 2012  

Obama is the sorriest president we have ever had, thanks Obama for trying to take our guns away and leaving them at the criminal’s hands to gun our people down, do u really think criminals and psychos are going to follow your gun laws? That is just common sense!!!

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sad

Posted at 8:16 PM on December 30, 2012  

It will lower shooting killings, but really their are still other ways to kill people. It’s sad, but true. :(

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john

Posted at 7:06 PM on December 30, 2012  

Things like this is what makes Obama the biggest loser we’ve EVER had as a president. Get a life Obama.

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liz

Posted at 11:54 PM on December 30, 2012  

dude try to do his job,, do u not know how ward it is dealing with Everything??!! ofc u don’t! so shut up

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Jones

Posted at 12:09 PM on January 9, 2013  

you’re a joke

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Jones

Posted at 12:39 PM on January 9, 2013  

that is directed at john

 
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Alli

Posted at 6:47 PM on December 30, 2012  

Thats great for Obama who is surrounded by his own GUN protection 24/7! the rest of us will all be left to suffer when the criminals will be the only armed one! there is absolutely no way you could actually clear the country of guns. Criminals are outlawed from many things but they still find a way to do it and get away with it. They will be the only ones benefitting from this. If Adam Lanza couldn’t get the guns from his mom or in a legal manner, he would have just found another way to do it. Physcos like that are to determined to let a few guns laws get in their way.

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S.V.K.

Posted at 6:09 PM on December 30, 2012  

I worry that only the criminals will have guns.

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owainglyndwr1416

Posted at 6:38 PM on December 30, 2012  

Criminals as in the Government ??

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Kyle

Posted at 4:44 PM on December 30, 2012  

Yes do it. Add the laws. We did that with drugs. Now drugs are nowhere to be found anywhere in the country. It will work.

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David

Posted at 1:30 AM on January 8, 2013  

Let’s see gun bans sure why not hell he got re elected by the people so we must agree we don’t want are guns oh or free speech oh and the. Right to live your Owen OWEN LIFE yes your life not your neighbors life the way you see fit we want some control well I’d like to see the east coast and west coast not have the right to vote or impose there beliefs on me

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Jones

Posted at 12:41 PM on January 9, 2013  

sheer brilliance right here

 
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Jones

Posted at 12:47 PM on January 9, 2013  

ya, maybe the solution is just to abolish all laws because they obviously don’t work. Laws clearly have to be 100% effective in order to have any sort of merit…douche

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Jones

Posted at 12:54 PM on January 9, 2013  

I mean there are approximately 2,000,000 to over 4,000,000 lbs of drugs seized every year, but that obviously don’t matter because drugs are still available…

 
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