Obama har ikke gitt opp kampen om strengere våpenlovgivning

Som følge av skyteepisoden i Charleston, South Carolina, som tok livet av ni personer, utnytter president Obama den rådende stemningen i USA, og tar på nytt til orde for en strengere våpenlovgivning. Under en konferanse i San Fransisco fredag insisterte Obama på at han ikke har gitt opp kampen om økt våpenkontroll. «Noen journalister har tolket det dit hen at jeg har resignert. Jeg har ikke resignert,» sa Obama da han møtte pressen.

On Friday, Obama again raised the Newtown tragedy, which he has called the worst moment of his presidency. And he argued that some of the thousands of Americans killed by gun violence in the past two years would still be alive had lawmakers enacted the new regulations, which included additional background checks and restrictions on ammunition magazines.

“If Congress had passed some common-sense gun safety reforms … we wouldn’t have prevented every act of violence or even most,» Obama said. «No reforms guarantee the elimination of violence, but we might have some more Americans with us. Some families might still be whole. You all might have to attend fewer funerals. We should be strong enough to acknowledge this.» 

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