Obama asks Americans to help with gun law changes

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A website set up by the White House to solicit petitions has been flooded in the wake of last Friday’s gun massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, and today, President Obama issued a video response to petitioners, indicating that he hears the outpouring loud and clear.

“We hear you,” said Mr. Obama. “Like the majority of Americans, I believe the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms…It’s encouraging that many gun owners have stepped up this week to say there are steps we can take to prevent more tragedies like the one in Newtown – steps that both protect our rights and protect our kids.”

“This week I called on Congress to take up and pass common sense legislation that has the support of a majority of the American people, including banning the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.”

The president also referenced the gun violence task force he created, chaired by Vice President Biden, that has been tasked with generating policy ideas about how to reduce gun violence.

Read more at CBS News


 

  • CrusaderKnight

    Why does he pose his’ head like Hitler and Mussolini did? He’s got a few loose screws.Does he even realize that “assault” rifles are being sold out? That 223 and 308 ammo is getting hard to find? That “hicap” mags are selling out? that people are hoarding all kinds of pistol ammo? I would not want to be the cop or soldier ordered to turn on my own people and trash the constitution.Lot’s of guns out there pierce body armor.If the badguy is wearing ceramic armor, a molotov cocktail will make it useless.Many of the people are vets,it’s not just overweight,bald couch potatoes with a prepper attitude. ( loner,hideout,not help your neighbors plan )Once raids on homes start,people will start using those guns.There are not enough SWAT teams to make a dent on the number of Americans who won’t bend over.Not for police,nor the military,nor foreign militaries.If i was a cop or soldier and i was asked to betray my country,i’d QUIT.