Courtesy of HuffPo:
In the first working week of his last calendar year in office, President Barack Obama defied Congress and pursued long-stalled gun control methods through executive action.
Obama gave a speech on his proposals at the White House on Tuesday, where he was joined by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head along with 18 others at a supermarket in Tucson five years ago this week. The president was introduced by Mark Barden, the father of one of the 20 children killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Tearing up during his remarks, Obama emphasized a point he's made after the many mass shootings that have occurred during his presidency, saying that America is "the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency."
"Somehow, we become numb to it and we start thinking, 'This is normal,'" Obama said.
"Instead of thinking about how to solve the problem, this has become one of our most polarized, partisan debates," he added.
You cannot help but hear the pain in the President's voice, or recognize the sadness in his eyes.
You can even see him tear up when he mentions Sandy Hook at the 30 minute mark
And who can blame him?
After all it seems as if every week he is addressing yet another mass shooting. That is the kind of thing that would destroy a lesser man.
So I hope that he not only gets these guidelines in place, but that the next President is willing to not only support them but to strengthen them as well.
By the way some of those on the other side are already using this to fund raise.
Like Ted Cruz for instance:
Just another reminder of why it is so important for Democrats to get out and vote this November.