September 23, 2013
President Obama said that those who are fighting against more federal controls on guns and the 2nd Amendment are allowing “dangerous people” to have access to guns.
At the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) over the weekend, Obama promised that he would stand for the victims of the most recent shooting in DC at the Naval headquarters.
Obama said: “We can’t rest until all of our children can go to school or walk down the street free from the fear that they will be struck down by a stray bullet. As long as there are those who fight to make it as easy as possible for dangerous people to get their hands on a gun, then we’ve got to work as hard as possible for the sake of our children.”
Obama told the crowd that he will “be meeting and mourning with families in this city who now know the same unspeakable grief of families in Newtown, and Aurora, and Tucson, and Chicago, and New Orleans and all across the country — people whose loved ones were torn from them without headlines sometimes, or public outcry.”
House Representative Bobby Scott said this was the “best speech I’ve ever heard [the president] give. He hit all the right notes.”
In Chicago, thirteen residents at a neighborhood park were wounded, including a 3 year old boy, when a group of armed persons “sprayed the crowd with bullets.”
The Obama presidency has been rattled with more shooting incidents than any other presidency.
Shockingly, since 2009, 174 people have been killed by a lone gunman in a public area.
When data from the Obama presidency is compared to other administrations, the only other time when shootings were prevalent was the Clinton era.
Indeed, there have been 15 mass shootings since Obama took office in 2009.
During his speech at the CBC, Obama told the audience: “But it’s happening every single day. We fought a good fight earlier this year, but we came up short and that means we’ve got to get back up and go back at it because as long as there are those who fight to make it as easy as possible for dangerous people to get their hands on a gun, then we’ve got to work as hard as possible for the sake of our children. We’ve got to be ones who are willing to do more work to make it harder.”