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In light of the recent movie theater shooting in Lafayette, LA where 3 people were killed and 9 injured, Obama echoes the frustrations we all have:

How can we put an end to gun violence in the United States?

After James Holmes shooting in Colorado, the church shooting in Charleston, and so many’s easy to see that is an issue we need addressing.
The shooting took place shortly before 7:30 p.m. last night during a showing “Trainwreck.” The gunman open-fired and killed two people, then killed himself.
I’m sadden by another case of innocent people dying. My heart goes out to those effected by the shooting.
But now I think it’s time for some change.
And it’s not like we haven’t talked about it @LauraFisher. It’s been a hot topic for while now. But you know how politics goes, a lot of talk and no action. I’m not sure the right solution for all of this either, but I do know we need to address it now.
I'm not super educated on this issue, but it does seem like stricter background checks and just making it a little tougher to buy a gun could go such a long's amazing that with the number of horribly violent gun crimes we've seen in the past decade, no change is made.
Agreed @LauraFisher. Now let’s hope the President spends his remaining months in office doing just that. I think he hopefully means business this time.
Yeah, it's so frustrating when politics gets gridlocked like it is now @nicolejb. It's incredibly inefficient and when we're talking about people's lives, it seems like the government really needs to get it together to make some change.
@nicolejb @LauraFisher this is an issue that has already been presented to Congress. Despite the fact that stricter gun control has an overwhelmingly positive approval rating, it failed to pass. Right now Congress is under the control of the Republican party and they've sworn not to let anything Obama presents pass. Which is incredibly frustrating. Granted, the right to bear arms is a Constitutional right, as is the right to organize militias. However, stricter gun control has proven to be effective in Australia and the UK. There is definitely a way to protect Constitutional rights AND protect people from gun violence. We're just currently in a political climate that is not prepared to consider those options.
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