President takes aim
at gun lobby
with new measures
President Obama announces new gun control measures at the White House on Tuesday.
The national disgrace over gun safety in America is enough to make grown men weep.
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Choking back his tears while surrounded by families of shooting victims today, President Obama did what only he could do: he focused national attention on an issue that has became a source of shame for all Americans.
“We need to feel the fierce urgency of now,” the president said, “because people are dying… first-graders in Newtown, Conn … first-graders! And the constant excuses for inaction … no longer suffice.”
Perversely – and only in America – the president’s remarks sent stocks in the biggest purveyors of firearms soaring on US markets.