President Obama used his weekly address to the nation to stay on message with gun control today. In his address he said:
“My administration is taking a series of actions right away — from strengthening our background check system, to helping schools hire more resource officers if they want them, to directing the Centers for Disease Control to study the best ways to reduce gun violence,” Obama said. “But the truth is, making a real and lasting difference also requires Congress to act — and act soon.”
President Obama urged Congress to pass legislation that requires “a universal background check for every gun buyer, ban assault weapons and limit magazines to 10 rounds and appropriate more federal funds to get more cops back on patrol.”
Obama said he believes that the Second Amendment allows an individual to own a gun and that many gun owners act responsibly.
“But I also believe most gun owners agree that we can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible, law-breaking few from causing harm on a massive scale. That’s what these reforms are designed to do,” Obama said.
There are many who see the NRA’s stance in the wake of Newtown, to be out of touch with the rest of America. It’s time for gun owners to wake up to the fact that their 2nd amendment rights infringe daily in the most devasting ways to the rights of others.
We must keep the pressure on.
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