In the aftermath of several recent catastrophic events involving guns, Congress has yet to deliver policies to reduce the easy access of guns, increasing the likelihood that additional tragedies of gun violence will continue to occur. In the wake of the mass shootings in an Aurora, Colorado theater and the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama pledged to what he could do to end the epidemic of gun violence traumatizing communities across the nation.
“We can’t tolerate this anymore,” the President said to an auditorium at Sandy Hook Elementary School filled with grieving parents, family members and residents of Newton. “These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and it is true. No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. But that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely we can do better than this.”…
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