How many more mass killings will it take XX, to qualify our having a discussion/ a beginning of some plan or structure to prevent as many as we can. Do 20 cute, smiling, missing teeth, freckled faced, little six year olds say anything to you or do you require seeing their 40 pound bodies shot all to hell?Never let a good tragedy go to waste:
White House: Obama Committed to Assault Weapons Ban
Posted on: 6:35 pm, December 15, 2012, by
By: Halimah Abdullah,CNN
WASHINGTON (CNN)— The White House said President Barack Obama supports reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons — a position he took in the 2008 campaign but failed to press during his first term.
“It does remain a commitment of his,” presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters as the nation reeled from a mass shooting in Connecticut that mainly killed school children.
An emotional Obama did not address that issue directly in a televised statement from the White House on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 26 people but said something had to be done.
“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,” said Obama, the father of two girls.
He wiped away tears when he spoke of the “beautiful little kids” killed in the massacre.
Police recovered three weapons from the scene: a semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster rifle, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both handguns, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
Others also spoke out for a strong federal response.
“We cannot simply accept this as a routine product of modern American life. If now is not the time to have a serious discussion about gun control and the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our society, I don’t know when is,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, said in a statement.
We can start with gun sales in the parking lots of Bill Goodmans' Gun and Knife Shows.
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