President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks unveiling new gun control proposals as part of the Administration’s response to the Newtown, Conn. shootings, and other tragedies, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Jan. 16, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Yesterday at the White House, President Obama unveiled a package of proposals to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence. While no law or set of laws will end gun violence, it is clear that the American people want action. Editorial pages across the country today echoed that sentiment and lauded the President’s broad approach to address this important issue now:
CA – Bakersfield Californian: Obama's plan isn't an end-all, but it's a start. President Obama put forth his long-awaited proposal to address gun violence on Wednesday — a common-sense yet somehow controversial plan long overdue at the national level. LINK
CA – San Jose Mercury News: Obama ready for a fight on gun laws, finally. "All right, here we go." Those were President Barack Obama's words Wednesday after he signed 23 executive actions and proposed the most sweeping set of gun-reform laws in a generation. He was acknowledging the beginning of a long and difficult fight that he is finally embracing after years of inaction. LINK
CO – Denver Post: Gun laws need a push from the public. President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence are sensible, moderate, enjoy broad public support— and will have a devil of a time getting enough votes to pass Congress. LINK
CT – Connecticut Post: Welcome steps on gun safety. President Barack Obama was decisive and authoritative on Wednesday in announcing 23 executive orders aimed at curtailing gun violence. LINK
CT – Hartford Courant: Obama Throws Down Gauntlet On Guns. It's "game on" between President Barack Obama and the gun lobby. With parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim in his audience Wednesday, Mr. Obama embraced a cause — making the nation less vulnerable to gun violence — that may prove to be the most politically difficult of his presidency. LINK
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