WASHINGTON D.C. — During a press briefing on Thursday, President Obama stated that Congress should develop anti-gun legislation to decrease the availability of purchasing firearms.
“The majority of Americans believe we should be changing these laws,” Obama stated. “There is a gun roughly for every man woman child in America. States with the strongest gun laws tend to have the least deaths.”
President Obama went on to state that the United States needed to become “more like our allies” Australia and Great Britain. He then admitted that his critics were right, stating that he believes it is appropriate to use gun tragedies to push his political agenda.
“Someone somewhere, will say Obama politicized this issue. This is something we should politicize. This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America.”
He then took a swipe at the NRA, asking American gun owners to abandon organization that oppose gun control.
“I would particularly ask America’s gun owners, who are using those guns properly safely, to hunt, for sport, for protecting their families, to think about whether your views are properly being represented by an organization that claims to speak for you.”
“We are going to have to change our laws, and this is something I cannot do myself.”