Obama seeks to re-open gun control debate after Tucson shootings.

Two months after the mass shooting in Arizona, President Obama…

Two months after the mass shooting in Arizona, President Obama is calling for better background checks on gun buyers and suggesting that more gun control legislation may be needed.

“Clearly, there’s more we can do to prevent gun violence,” Obama said in an op-ed for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, site of the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six and wounded 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. “But I want this to at least be the beginning of a new discussion on how we can keep America safe for all our people.”

Obama did not offer specifics, but did anticipate the political difficulties of enacting new gun legislation.

“Some will say that anything short of the most sweeping anti-gun legislation is a capitulation to the gun lobby,” Obama wrote, while “others will predictably cast any discussion as the opening salvo in a wild-eyed scheme to take away everybody’s guns.”

But Obama expressed confidence that “most gun-control advocates know that most gun owners are responsible citizens” and that “most gun owners know that the word ‘commonsense’ isn’t a code word for ‘confiscation.”’

Source: David Jackson for USA Today.

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  • Obama is delusional, narcisitic and dangerous. He does not have the votes to further “infrine” upon the 2ND Amendment, so he had the BATF smuggle guns to Mexico in order to “make” the lie that US Guns are fueling the chaos in the Narco State formerly known as Mexico. A BATF Agent blew the Whistle on this Conspiracy..NOW as a pandering move to Barry’s Leftist Anti Gunners…he wants US to compromise with him. FAT CHANCE. RESIST NEVER SUBMIT.

  • General Jim M

    People who surround themselves with armed servants don’t want the commoners to have a means of self protection.Most anti-gun big wigs have armed bodyguards.If Obama is against guns he should disarm the federal police agencies that do the will of himself and the ruling class of the DC bubble.

  • Tom

    But Obama expressed confidence that “most gun-control advocates know that most gun owners are responsible citizens” and that “most gun owners know that the word ‘commonsense’ isn’t a code word for ‘confiscation.”’

    This just goes to show that he is, 1. A LIAR,or 2. Does not have a clue. I side with number 1.

  • Jake

    Obama is an idiot