Obama gave a really important and historic speech yesterday, in his 3rd Oval Office Address since he was in office.
This is an abbreviated version of the points he made yesterday. (with a creative twist)
"Congress should act and make sure that no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun."
The U.S. has something called the no-fly list. Essentially, these people cannot fly anywhere without a changed reason. The reasoning? They are a threat to the people around them.
Obama essentially urges congress to not allow them to get a gun too. Makes sense
"If congress believes, as I do, that we are in a war with ISIL, it should go ahead and vote to authorize the continued use of military force against terrorists."
Legislation has to be passed for us to continue to fight against ISIS. As congress chills with the legislation in passing, we wait until we can continue to use military effort to target ISIL.
"Freedom is more powerful than fear."
Obama basically said to:
1. Stop discriminating on the Muslim religion as a whole, ISIL is a tiny fraction of those people, and they are thugs and bullies.
2. We cannot turn against each other. We have freedom and responsibility to help solve these big problems.
What do you think is the most important thing that Obama addressed?
"The threat of terrorism is real. But we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us."