President Obama during his remarks at the White House today suggested he will push for some type of gun control measures in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago — these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children.
We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.
Other than posting police in schools and on every street corner, I can’t think what this would mean other than gun control. “Regardless of politics” is frankly a phrase used by Democrats to suggest that they will to do what is right while Republicans try to block them because of “politics.”
Obama will be under pressure from the left to move quickly to take some type of action. Already, the mayors of the two major cities on either side of Newtown Michael Bloomberg of New York and Thomas Menino of Boston, have said the tragedy must lead to new gun control measures.