Monday, June 29, 2015

President Obama wants more gun control state by state and city by city

In a email to Organizing for Action supporters, President Obama called for more gun control "state by state" and "city by city."

“We’ve had to come together as a nation too many times to mourn after horrific acts of gun violence. And right now, it’s not good enough simply to show sympathy.

"We need to acknowledge that there’s more work to do – that these tragedies have become far too commonplace. This is a conversation that folks need to have, and organizers like you are the ones who will move it forward.”

“People across the country are stepping up, and supporters and volunteers are working to prevent gun violence state by state and city by city – join the fight today.

“As we take the time to heal in the shadow of this most recent tragedy, more needs to be done to prevent gun violence.

“The lack of movement in Congress on this issue is incredibly frustrating. But their refusal to act won’t stop progress. Because of organizers like you, states like Washington and Oregon have introduced successful restrictions on gun purchases, like common-sense background checks.

“No single reform will eliminate violence. But we can’t give up, or act like this is some kind of new normal.

“We have to make progress where we can, and OFA and other groups have a real path forward,” President Obama said.

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