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.
Two months after the mass shooting in Arizona, President Obama is calling for better…
by Tactical-Life.com / Mar 12, 2011