Barack Obama urged the Congress to set greater controls over the possesion of arms
United States, February 4, 2013
Today, U.S. President Barack Obama claimed popular support to ban assault weapons possession and implement criminal background checks to buy weapons.
“If there is anything we can do, if we can save a life, we have an obligation to, at least, try it” said the president.
According to Obama, “everyone thinks it is necessary to take measures to reduce gun violence” and highlighted the success of Minneapolis when implementing policies similar to those sent to the Congress days ago.
It is also noteworthy that he chose that city because it was one of the firsts to do efforts to defeat violence in one state (Minnesota) where the hunting culture is strong.
“The vast majority of Americans, even those who have guns, should go through greater controls for arms purchases. We must take more guns off the street and from the hands of the people who want to use them for evil,” he said.
And finally he concluded “Change is never easy. The only way we manage to stop gun violence is that Americans decide it is important to do so. We need everyone to press their state lawmakers. Tell them we cannot wait for a new Newtown”.