President Obama: no Change to Gun Violence without our Support.

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on Dec 21, 2012
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Click here for the NRA’s belated response to Sandy Hook.

Obama: “Here’s What I Think We Should Do.” {NRA, Sandy Hook, Gun Control}

The White House is listening to the numbers, at least—so many folks have written in. Still, change looks iffy, it’s up to us. Write in here.

Here’s President Obama’s speech, today: “That’s how change happens.”

“I can’t do it alone. I need your help. If we’re going to succeed, it’s going to take a sustained effort from mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, law enforcement and responsible gun owners, organizing, speaking up, calling their members of Congress as many times as it takes, standing up and saying enough on behalf of all our kids. That’s how change happens.”

President Obama Responds to We the People Petitions Related to Gun Violence


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7 Responses to “President Obama: no Change to Gun Violence without our Support.”

  1. […] Update: President Obama’s response: no Change to Gun Violence without our Support. […]

  2. slsimms says:

    I read a blog that (basically) discussed how mass shootings only make up 2% of violent occurrences (<—sp possibly, sorry) and that an assault weapon ban is not the answer.

    I understand that this situation is not the rule, but a very extreme rarity…to me, something should change. We are very prevention-oriented: childhood diseases, cancers, fire, carbon monoxide, seatbelts. Is it so wrong to want some form of prevention in our lives? Even if it's for the sake of appearance? Just my opinion…we'll see what happens soon enough.

  3. Mr.Science says:

    Try using logic against the arguments in the above link.

  4. slsimms says:

    The writer in the above link makes wonderful points. If a ban is not reasonable then I'd be for arming teachers EXCEPT anyone who has been in a classroom knows how incredibly physical being a teacher can be at times. I've seen students swing on teachers or threaten them in a verbal manner; what's to say that a student wouldn't or couldn't go for a teacher's gun?

    At 5'2, most of my students are looking me in the eye as early as 4th grade. Clearly I wouldn't be the ideal teacher for such a job…

    I guess ultimately we shall see what happens in time.

  5. Mr.Science says:

    Single gun safe in or under the drawer, key pad, can be opened with one hand in about a second. No one else can get to it. Problem solved.

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