President Obama Talks About Gun Violence In Minneapolis
Today in Minneapolis, President Obama praised the state for it’s stance on curbing gun violence and talked about his own agenda to stop the epidemic.
“You’ve shown that progress is possible,” said Obama to an invited audience at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center, noting the city’s success in reducing youth gun violence. “The only way we can reduce gun violence in this country is if the American people decide it’s important,” the president added. “We’re not going to wait until the next Newtown, or the next Aurora.”
“We might not be able to prevent every massacre or random killing,” Obama said, “If there is just one thing we can do, one life we can save, then we have an obligation to try.”
In order to stop gun violence, Obama is pushing for universal background checks and a ban on military-style assault weaponry and large-capacity ammunition clips.
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