Problem, reaction, solution: Obama to address gun control issue

The White House hinted on Tuesday that President Barack Obama may address the politically “sensitive issue” of gun control more broadly… in the aftermath of the recent shootings in Colorado!

Gun control is a tricky issue in the United States, especially during presidential campaigns, and the Democratic president has been cautious in expressing any support for gun-law changes that could alienate voters in key battleground states he needs to win in the November 6 election.

Obama traveled to Colorado on Sunday to comfort family members and victims of the shooting at an Aurora movie theater in which 12 people died and dozens were injured. In remarks after his visit the president hinted at the prospect of a new discussion about gun control measures.

“I hope that over the next several days, next several weeks, and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence that ends up marring this country,” he said.

On Tuesday White House spokesman Jay Carney also said Obama could talk about the issue more broadly but he declined to offer details or a time frame.

Well, how about to do something about police brutality, freedom of speech, auditing the FED and the many other more pressing issues?


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Carney: Obama will not push for new gun control measures

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Problem, reaction, solution: Obama to address gun control issue