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Poll: Should Congress Act on Gun Control, Answer Obama Call?

President tells Newtown, nation: “These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.”

Amid a growing national call for tougher gun control, President Obama told a vigil Sunday in Newtown, CT: “We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law, no set of laws, can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. But that can’t be an excuse for inaction.” 

Given political realities—including the National Rifle Association's defense of Second Amendment rights and Republican control of the House of Representatives—change could be difficult.  

Obama is aware of that, but said: “Surely, we can do better than this. If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town ... then surely we have an obligation to try.” 

Should Washington lawmakers tackle this issue?

mateo January 16, 2013 at 08:12 AM
marty and geoff and steve. go to youtube and check out this video (disney's1943 reason and emotion) and you can see through lynns crap. she is just like joseph goebbels hitler's propaganad minister. working people up emotionally to push gun law's.it's a shame
Antonio January 16, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Today President Obama signed 23 executive orders to crack down on gun criminals, expand access to mental health services and make our schools safer. He also laid out the crucial priorities that we’ll be fighting for in the months ahead -- priorities that will save lives, including: Fixing our broken background check system and requiring a background check for ALL gun sales. -Getting assault weapons and high-capacity magazines off our streets. -Making gun trafficking a federal crime with tough penalties for offenders. -Funding public research on gun violence and gun crime that will make law enforcement more efficient and effective. Of course we know what to expect from the NRA. More denial, high pressure lobbying of congress and repeating their tragic and flawed logic regarding guns.
mateo January 17, 2013 at 06:23 AM
shane you big dummy!!!!!! joseph goebbels pulled the same crap that lyn is. and it has nothing to do with killing jew's. it's propaganda used when hitler rose to power. like banning gun's and other things this is the point in am trying to make. cant you see that you knuckle head. the telling of lies to the people emotional then come to fix it with ,problem ,reaction, solution, are you and lynn so foolish that you can't see that. and lynn you are so weak that you need shane to back you up when you loose. you are the the great intellect of the patch. sorry the great joseph gobbels of the patch. lyn remember PROFESSING TO BE WISE THEY HAVE BECOME FOOL'S

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