Obama Marks Sandy Hook Anniversary with Message Ripping Congress’ Inaction on Guns
President Obama posted a lengthy Facebook message this afternoon marking exactly three years since the Sandy Hook massacre. After the shooting, the president pushed for gun control, but it was rejected in Congress, and today he went after the legislature for continuing to prevent such laws from being passed.
Obama posted a photo of himself in Newtown two days after the shooting and said of the grieving families, “Three years on, how do we tell them that their Congress hasn’t done anything to prevent what happened to them from happening to other families?”
The president insisted all he wants to do is make sure “dangerous people would no longer get to play by a different set of rules than responsible gun owners who bought their guns the right way,” railing against the gun lobby for stopping such efforts as many mass shootings have happened in the United States since Sandy Hook.
“Every time this happens,” Obama wrote, “we’re told that commonsense reforms like background checks might not have stopped the last massacre, or the one before that, so we shouldn’t do anything… But what if we tried to stop even one?”
You can read the president’s full post here:
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