Barack Obama’s emotional evolution on gun control – CNN


The Political Agitator’s response: If anyone has a problem with the following then it ain’t no need to debate them. My President put it out there and now it is up for Congress to move forward or fight against it. Time will tell.

Now this is what up! Now, following a new clutch of killings in places like Oregon, South Carolina and California last year, Obama’s public evolution on gun control may be complete. Instead of talking, he’s acting. At the White House, he unveiled a series of executive actions on guns, including expanding mandatory background checks for some private sales.

Washington (CNN) The Mr. Cool in the Oval Office rarely shows emotion.

But on one issue — guns — President Barack Obama lets the public mask slip, revealing the ire boiling within.

Before the cameras, moved by the massacres of innocents that have punctuated his presidency, Obama has wept, his voice has cracked, he’s visibly shaken with frustration, he’s lashed out at lawmakers he sees as cowards and even led a congregation in “Amazing Grace.”

On Tuesday, as he faced a room filled with parents and relatives of victims of gun violence, he stopped speaking, grew silent and wiped away the tears that began to fall when he recalled the first graders killed in a Connecticut elementary school three years ago.

“Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,” Obama said in the East Room of the White House. (Source: Read more)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s