President Obama Vows to Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence
In the wake of the horrific Sandy Hook shooting, President Obama has vowed to present Congress with policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January.
Calling last Friday’s shooting a wake-up call, the President has vowed the push wholeheartedly for impactful legislation to combat America’s incredibly high levels of gun violence.
“This time, the words need to lead to action,” Obama said Wednesday. He tasked Vice President Joe Biden (pictured) with leading an administration-wide effort to create the new recommendations and pledged to push for their implementation without delay.
“The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing,” Obama said. “The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence doesn’t mean we can’t steadily reduce the violence.”
The President’s announcement Wednesday underscores the urgency the White House sees in formulating a response to the Newtown shooting. The massacre has prompted several congressional gun rights supporters to consider new legislation to control firearms, and there is some concern that their willingness to engage could fade as the shock and sorrow over the Newtown shooting eases.”
Great to see action being taken on this issue. Of course, considering the horiffyingly deadly summer our young people endured this past year, we would have loved to have seen this kind of urgency sooner.
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