President Obama's Plan for Gun Reform - NYTimes.comQuicklink submitted by Susan Lee Schwartz Permalink
|One month after the Newtown, Conn., murders, Mr. Obama presented a comprehensive set of initiatives that was, for a change, structured around what needs to be done and not what political tacticians think the president could get a dysfunctional Congress to pass.... he stepped up to the broader issue before the nation in remembering the tragedy at Newtown.'While there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil,' he said, 'if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try....'Along with our freedom to live our lives as we will comes an obligation to allow others to do the same,' Mr. Obama said, noting that 900 people have died in gun violence since Newtown.|
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