Just 33 days after the Sandy Hook massacre, President Obama told Congress they must put children’s safety ahead of a triple-A rating from the NRA in his press conference proposing gun control measures.
President Barack Obama spoke at a press conference on Jan. 16, specifically addressing gun control after the senseless Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14. Along with this proposal, he said that we have an “obligation to try” to save lives.
Obama spoke, saying, “No law will prevent every act of evil. But if there is even one life to be saved, we’ve got an obligation to try and I’m going to do my part.”
“This is our first task as a society — keeping our children safe.” It’s not just Obama who needs to take action. He said, “To make a real and active different, Congress must act and congress must act soon.”
He continued, “The only way we can change is if the American people demand it.”
He spoke passionately, saying, “I will put everything I’ve got into this.”
1. Universal background checks. The gun purchaser cannot be a convicted felon. “This is common sense,” Obama said.
2. Renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons.
3. Ban on high-capacity ammunition clips.
He also made a point to note that he is not trying to limit the second amendment, that he respects it, and gun owners who use guns for hunting or sport is totally acceptable.
Obama finished, “Let’s do the right thing for [Sandy Hook victims and survivors] and for this country that we love so much.”
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