Friday, June 20, 2014

Obama's Emotional Plea To End Gun Violence In America

Hours after another deadly school shooting, this time in Oregon, President Obama, speaking at a White House Q&A with Tumblr founder David Karp, expressed frustration about the gun massacres that are now a regular part of American life and the fact that no regulations were passed following the Sandy Hook massacre. Obama said, "The fact that 20 six-year-olds were gunned down in the most violent fashion possible and this town couldn't do anything about it was stunning to me. ...The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It's not the only country that has psychosis. And yet we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than anyplace else. Well, what's the difference? The difference is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses, and that's sort of par for the course. The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying to me." Watch:

2 comments:

Michael J. Mand said...

The problem isn't society as a whole. It's 535 members of society in particular. Basically, the NRA rules...and that has to be changed!

Jeff Tone said...

In order for that to change, our entire corrupt system of political bribery has to change!