America's top Olympic shooter, Kim Rhode, took a strong stand against gun control laws, offering full support for carrying concealed weapons and attacking gun legislation.
Obama calls for 'courage' to enact gun laws on Sandy Hook shooting anniversary
- On the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting, President Obama said he still believes the U.S. can muster the "courage" to enact more gun laws.
"I still believe that there are enough good people on both sides of this issue who care more about protecting our kids than defending effortless access to guns for those who would do our kids harm," Mr. Obama said in a Facebook post. "I still believe we have the courage to change."
Mr. Obama used the shooting to prod Congress in early 2013 to enact universal background checks on gun purchases, but the effort was blocked by Republican lawmakers the Senate. Since then, the president has abandoned legislative efforts on gun control in favor of issuing executive actions to add more restrictions on firearms.(Excerpt) Read more at: washingtontimes.com ...
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