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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:18 AM

President Obama Enlists Public to Urge Congress to Act Against Gun Violence [View all]

Source: ABC News

President Obama is trying to enlist the public’s help to urge lawmakers to act on his proposals to curb gun violence, telling Americans, “It’s got to be up to you” to make a difference.

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“None of this will be easy,” the president says in his weekly address. “Already, we’re seeing pundits, politicians, and special-interest lobbyists calling any attempt at commonsense reform an all-out assault on liberty — not because that’s true, but because that’s how they get higher ratings and make more money. And behind the scenes, they’re doing everything they can to protect the status quo.”

“But this time, it can’t be up to them. It’s got to be up to you,” he says.

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“Ask your member of Congress if they support universal background checks and renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if the answer is no, ask them why not. Ask them why an ‘A’ grade from the gun lobby is more important than keeping kids safe in a first grade classroom,” the president says.



Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/obama-enlists-public-to-urge-congress-to-act-against-gun-violence/



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