|Maddow called the broad-based executive actions Obama signed 'groundbreaking,' as the policy changes he proposed address school safety, mental health practices, background checks for gun purchasers, and some access to some types of guns.
'He has gone wider than any other president,' Maddow said. 'Not that he's gone farther than any other president toward restricting certain guns; he has gone wider in terms of his ambition in tackling this problem holistically.'
Maddow then mocked leaders of the NRA for their response to Obama. Among his many proposals and executive actions, the president said the government will help schools 'hire more resource officers, if they want them.' Maddow pointed out how this approach to school safety was basically what NRA president Wayne LaPierre called for in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.