“I am certain Obama thinks our gun laws are insane, and he doesn’t ever have to run for office again,” said Ladd Everitt, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “It won’t be lost on many people that a sportscaster was willing to speak out about the issue but Obama hasn’t found the guts to take on Republicans yet.”
Everitt said White House aides have privately assured gun-control advocates that the president would tackle the issue in his second term but didn’t commit to specific proposals.
The lone gun restriction Obama explicitly backed during this year’s campaign was a ban on assault weapons that expired in 2004.
“What I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally,” Obama said during one of the debates. “Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.”
Maybe Obama will sponsor legislation that will make it harder for the Department of Justice to allow guns to be given to drug cartels in Mexico. Naaaaah! Never happen.