Obama Gun Control Op-Ed References Tucson Shooting
Mon, 03/14/2011 - 1:35pm
Because he apparently has nothing better to do -- golf courses, apparently being closed or something -- Obama has now waded into the 2nd Amendment arena with an Op-Ed piece in Tuscon.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The President begins the essay by addressing the mass shooting, in which Jared Loughner allegedly killed six people and wounded 13 others. But, he says, gun violence goes beyond Tucson. He wants gun sellers to not sell to people who fail background checks and for law enforcement agencies to provide thorough and accurate information on those who pose a threat to the community.
He explains his belief in the Second Amendment but says “common sense” can unite Americans behind meaningful gun reform laws. “I'm willing to bet they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas…Clearly, there's more we can do to prevent gun violence. 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 says.