Obama calls on Americans to unify around his gun control bill in Colorado speech

Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, March 3, 2013

Obama took his gun control propaganda act to Colorado Wednesday afternoon, calling on the American people to support his gun control legislation in order to prevent tragedies like Aurora and Newtown from ever happening again.

“We’re not going to wait for the next Newtown [Conn.], or the next Aurora [Colo.], before we act,” Obama said in front of dozens of police officers at the Denver Police Academy. “The only way this time will be different is if the American people demand that this time must be different.”

He reiterated his call for mandatory background checks for those who want to buy guns, repeating his false claimsthat the majority of Americans support them.

“Loopholes that currently exist in the law have allowed way too many criminals…to avoid background checks entirely,” he said. “If you want to buy a gun…you should at least pass a background check. That’s just common sense.”

The president also made sure to point out that it is Congress – not his administration – that is holding up gun control reforms in Washington, referring to the 23 executive orders he has already issued since December.

If we’re really going to tackle this problem seriously, then we’ve got to get Congress to take the next step,” said Obama.

He did, however, applaud the Senate, which will be debating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) omnibus gun control bill next week.

Although some of the police officers standing behind the president apparently weren’t too thrilled that he was speaking at the Academy, Obama did praise them and even noted how “Colorado is proving [to be] a model of what’s possible” for curbing gun violence.

“Law enforcement are the first to see the terrible consequences of any kind of violence,” the president said. “Law enforcement knows what works and what doesn’t.”

The president will also bring his propaganda tour to Connecticut on Monday.


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