Obama suggested that the divide over gun reform could be traced to the split between rural and urban areas and said he hoped to “bridge those gaps” in his push to stem gun violence.
“Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas,” said Obama. “And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were ten, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family's traditions, you can see why you'd be pretty protective of that.”
Obama’s comments come as the White House has launched a forceful push to enact new gun-reform measures. Earlier this month the president signed a number of executive actions strengthening current gun laws and is pushing lawmakers to pass measures banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, as well as instituting universal background checks on purchasers.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Obama's bullshit framing the 2nd amendment is only about hunting.
I know he is not stupid but he truly believes if he pushes this narrative that the 2nd amendment is only about hunting and sport shooting everything else will fall into place. The 2nd amendment has NEVER been about hunting, it was about defending ourselves against the tyranny of government(back then the british). I know why the media allows him to get away with this stupidity but the public should not.