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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

President Obama and Guns

President Obama is letting it all hang out. Kids at his gun control announcement? Check. Fighting with the GOP on gun control? Check. Throwing bi-partisanship out the door? Check. Trying to chip away at the Second Amendment? Check. Potential power grab with 23 Executive Orders on the gun control issue? Check.

Need I say more? Here's part of the article on President Obama's announcement about guns.

Rolling out a wide-ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who are expected to resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights.

Obama presented his agenda at a White House event in front of an audience that included children from around the country, a poignant reminder of the 20 first-graders who were killed along with six adults by a lone gunman on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

"While reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one," Obama said.

Until now, Obama had done little to rein in America's weapons culture during his first four years in office. But just days before his second inauguration, he appears determined to champion gun control in his next term with a concerted drive for tighter laws and other steps aimed at preventing further tragedies like the one at Newtown.

When will we see President Obama surrounded by celebrities talking about the culture of violence portrayed by Hollywood? Did I miss that photo-op?

posted @ Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:26 PM | Feedback (4)