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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:51 PM

Tearful Obama calls for "meaningful action" after school shooting

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Source: Reuters

Choking up and wiping away tears, President Barack Obama said on Friday that "our hearts are broken" for the victims of a deadly shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school and called for "meaningful action" to curb gun violence.

"We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years," Obama said during a somber televised appearance in the White House briefing room just hours after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

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"As a country, we have been through this too many times," Obama said, ticking off a list of recent shootings.

"And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics," he said, in an apparent reference to the influence of the National Rifle Association, a powerful pro-gun lobby, in Congress.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/15/us-usa-shooting-connecticut-president-idUSBRE8BD17P20121215



Several right wingers have already attacked these comments saying that it is proof that President Obama is about take their guns.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:54 PM

1. Our POTUS!!!

God Bless him, the victims of today and us....

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:55 PM

2. All one needs do is look at how President Obama interacts with young kids, and you will

 

know that he was sincere. He has a thing for these young children, and they for him. Don't think I have ever seen how kids warm up to some one the way they do to this man.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:55 PM

3. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:56 PM

4. Another NRA event

What will it take?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:05 PM

5. Time to try a handgun ban! If it works, cool. If not, reverse it. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:07 PM

6. Only if they intend to go out on shooting rampages.....




Several right wingers have already attacked these comments saying that it is proof that President Obama is about take their guns.




Meaningful steps means - SANE, rational gun control that we ALL can LIVE with.

NO MORE 5 - 10 year olds should have to die like this.

No more people going to a movie should have to watch their backs.

But it's a long term WAGE the PEACE type of action and can't be laced with venom.

THAT gives the whinny ass people clinging to their assault weapons, a reason to say THEY are the victims.

Not EVERY gun owner is bad.

SO we have to be as sane and rational as we want THEM to be in order to get the job done.

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