Obama’s tantrum won’t end gun deaths

Following the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, a “smoldering” (as one commentator put it) President Obama gave a revealing speech – a clarification, a culmination, of much that had come before. “What has become routine,” he said, “of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of commonsense gun legislation. Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out. ‘We need more guns,’ they’ll argue. … Does anybody believe that?” “This is a political choice we make,” he claimed, “to allow this to happen every few months in America.”

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