Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:26 PM
DonViejo (22,301 posts)
Obama Gun Proposal Press Conference: Full Transcript
IGOR BOBIC 1:20 PM EST, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16, 2013
President Obama on Wednesday announced sweeping measures to reform the nation's gun laws. Read the full transcript from his White House press conference below:
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AND THE VICE PRESIDENT
ON GUN VIOLENCE
South Court Auditorium
11:52 A.M. EST
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Before I begin today, let me say to the families of the innocents who were murdered 33 days ago, our heart goes out to you. And you show incredible courage -- incredible courage -- being here. And the President and I are going to do everything in our power to honor the memory of your children and your wives with the work we take up here today.
Itís been 33 days since the nationís heart was broken by the horrific, senseless violence that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School -- 20 -- 20 beautiful first-graders gunned down in a place that's supposed to be their second sanctuary. Six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. Itís literally been hard for the nation to comprehend, hard for the nation to fathom.
And I know for the families who are here that time is not measured in days, but itís measured in minutes, in seconds, since you received that news. Another minute without your daughter. Another minute without your son. Another minute without your wife. Another minute without your mom.
I want to personally thank Chris and Lynn McDonald, who lost their beautiful daughter, Grace, and the other parents who I had a chance to speak to, for their suggestions and for -- again, just for the courage of all of you to be here today. I admire the grace and the resolve that you all are showing. And I must say Iíve been deeply affected by your faith, as well. And the President and I are going to do everything to try to match the resolve youíve demonstrated.
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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:04 PM
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1. Here's a link to the VIDEO
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