President Obama is making good on the promise he made to Sarah Brady concerning gun control during a White House meeting in March 2011.
“I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar,” the president reportedly said in the meeting, which included executives from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The meeting was held to comfort anti-gun groups that were upset the president wasn’t pushing their agendas. However, professional opinions ran strong that the president would make gun control a major objective in his second term.
Welcome to the second term.
The president is in full-auto assault mode. In his crosshairs: firearms, gunowners and the industry. He’s not only using his “pen and phone,” the president is driving his agenda with emotion, creating a massive campaign that rivals the release of cinematic blockbusters. Clearly, the president is leaving nothing to chance in achieving his anti-gun legacy. He has learned.
In April 2013, the president was stunned and visibly angry that his call for additional gun laws was defeated in the Senate.
“All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington. But this effort is not over,” Obama said. “Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and their allies willfully lied about this bill. They claimed this bill would create a federal gun registry. … Unfortunately, this pattern of untruths about this legislation served its purpose.”
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