President Obama’s recent remarks on gun violence, via David Jackson at USAToday:
His “biggest frustration” as president, Obama said, has been that “this society has not been willing to take some basic steps” to keep guns away from people who “can do just unbelievable damage.” The president again criticized Congress for blocking a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers and said too many lawmakers are “terrified” of the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups. While “our levels of gun violence are off the charts,” Obama said, the American people themselves have to demand new laws: “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.”
It’d be one thing if that was a local Mayor, or Police Chief who is more or less helpless to change national laws, but that statement is from the President of the United States of America. The man that quite literally is in charge of the country, our safety, and our children’s safety. And his bullshit response amounts to little more than: “the public really needs to get mad at Congress for not making a change.”
Give me a fucking break.