Barack Obama Is Pushing Stricter Gun Laws

Barack Obama Is Pushing Stricter Gun Laws
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In an interview with Meet The Press’s David Gregory, President Barack Obama asks the public to stand alongside him in pushing stricter regulations on gun control saying that the Newtown School Massacre was “The worst day of my presidency.”

The president hopes to get through to congress within the first year of his second term as president but realizes that it can only be done with the help of the people of the United States.

“Something fundamental in America has to change. And all of us have to do some soul searching, including me as president, that we allow a situation in which 20 precious small children are getting gunned down in a classroom,” Obama said. “And I’ve been very clear that an assault rifle ban, banning these high capacity clips, background checks — that there are a set of issues that I have historically supported and will continue to support.”

“The question is: Are we going to be able to have a national conversation and move something through Congress? I’d like to get it done in the first year. I will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that Joe Biden’s task force is putting together as we speak. And so this is not something that I will be putting off.”

The NRA, on the other hand, believe that the solution to our gun problem is to station armed guards at every school. In other words, in order to prevent tragedies like the Newtown School Massacre, we need to put more guns into our school systems.

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

James Gilbert | Elite. 

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