“To make a real and lasting difference, Congress must act,” Obama said. “And Congress must act soon.”
The NRA, the nation’s largest gun-rights group, has blocked gun-control efforts in the past and is opposing any new ones.
Obama has vowed to move swiftly on the recommendations, a package expected to include both legislative proposals and executive action
“Achieving reforms to reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings will mean matching gun lobbyists in their reach and resources,” they wrote in the column.
“They’re yellow flags. They only become red flags once the blood is spilled,” he said.
“It’s too easy for criminals to get access to dangerous weapons. We need to do something about that,” said Fields, whose son and his fiancee were gunned down in 2005.
As Newtown, Conn., grieves the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, victims’ families and residents will eventually have to decide what to do with the building and how to memorialize the fallen.
“I was lucky. In the next four years, 48,000 Americans won’t be so lucky, because they’ll be murdered with guns in the next president’s term, enough to fill over 200 theaters,” Barton says in the ad.
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