GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Five days after a gunman killed 12 people in a US movie theater, President Barack Obama has spoken up about the need for government action to reduce gun violence.
Speaking to the National Urban League convention on 25 July the President said:
“I believe the majority of gun owners would agree that we should do everything possible to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons; that we should check someone’s criminal record before they can check out a gun seller; that a mentally unbalanced individual should not be able to get his hands on a gun so easily,” he said. “These steps shouldn’t be controversial. They should be common sense.”
The President pleaded to Democrats, Republicans and community leaders to “arrive at a consensus” on how to reduce gun violence in the US.
Link to: The Guardian