The President is in an untenable position when it comes to doing something about guns.
Gun sales skyrocketed mere days after his inauguration, and have steadily increased ever since, simply out of fear that he MIGHT do something to curtail American's easy access to guns. After this speech you can count on it going higher still, and if he ACTUALLY tried to implement a gun control policy the gun lobby would fight him at every turn while gun sales hit an all time peak.
I am not exactly sure WHAT the President can do about this without an overwhelming Democratic majority in both the House and Senate that is. And even THEN he may not find the support that he needs to do anything concrete about the problem.
Especially when you consider this.
Of course nobody's teabag has ever been responsible for the deaths of 12 innocent people. I'm just saying.