BREAKING: Obama Calls For More Gun Control On the Anniversary of Navy Yard Shooting
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Today is the anniversary of the Navy Yard Shooting in which 12 people were shot and killed.
The White House has marked the occasion by releasing a statement from the president calling for more gun control.
Statement by the President
One year ago, our dedicated military and civilian personnel at the Washington Navy Yard were targeted in an unspeakable act of violence that took the lives of 12 American patriots. As we remember men and women taken from us so senselessly, we keep close their family and friends, stand with the survivors who continue to heal and pay tribute to the first responders who acted with skill and bravery.
At the same time, we continue to improve security at our country’s bases and installations to protect our military and civilian personnel who help keep us safe. One year ago, 12 Americans went to work to protect and strengthen the country they loved.
Today, we must do the same – rejecting atrocities like these as the new normal and renewing our call for common-sense reforms that respect our traditions while reducing the gun violence that shatters too many American families every day.
Nice distraction from ISIS, ebola, Ukraine, Benghazi, the IRS, and the multitude of other important issues facing our country/this administration.
Hopefully Democrats will push the gun control issue before the midterm elections. I predict that wouldn’t go very well for them.