Obama: 'Shame on Us' If We Forget Newtown
President pushes Congress for stricter gun laws
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2013 1:16 PM CDT
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(Newser) – President Obama surrounded himself with mothers who lost their children to gun violence today and urged Congress to tighten the nation's laws. He called special attention to the Newtown school massacre, reports the Hill. "Shame on us if we've forgotten," he said. “I haven't forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we've forgotten.” This quote in particular is getting attention:

  • "Tears aren't enough. Expressions of sympathy aren't enough. Speeches aren't enough. We've cried enough. We've known enough heartbreak. What we're proposing is not radical. It's not taking away anybody's gun rights. It's something that, if we are serious, we will do."

Time seems to be working against him, though. A CBS poll taken immediately after the Sandy Hook shooting showed that 57% of Americans favored stricter gun laws. A new one out this week has the percentage at 47%. The Senate plans to vote soon on gun legislation, though a ban on assault weapons is all but dead and a proposal for national background checks is looking iffier by the day, reports CBS. The biggest prize might end up being tougher penalties on illegal gun trafficking.

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vlad
Mar 30, 2013 1:21 PM CDT
so ! when is bammy going to surround himself with the mothers of children killed by drunk drivers and say ," shame on us if we forget " and then blame the deaths on motor vehicles instead of drunken slobs who knowingly broke the law ! get it through those thick liberal skulls , this has nothing to do with crime or protecting children ! it has to do with control of the american citizen ! nothing more , nothing less !
sick-of-dumb-aces
Mar 30, 2013 11:40 AM CDT
what needs to happen is the monkey running this country should change the child abuse laws back!!!!!!! this has nothing to do with video games movies it has to do with parants not being able to punish their kids. kids say if you spank me i will call the law and have you put in jail!!!! when i was a kid if i so much as thought about touching my dads guns he would have taking me behind the woodshed. my kids know the differance between a toy and a real gun and know how to use them the right way
1492
Mar 29, 2013 3:24 PM CDT
Beastiality. Shame on you! Are you the forcasted Beast in the Book of Revelation? At your Presidential Swear In you swore to uphold and protect our Constitution. Our 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms. Isn't it enough that you approve of Sodomy? Anal sodomy among Gays is turning our country into Sodomy and Gonorhea. More STD diseases are on the horizon. Now the GOP is lining up with the Sodomizing of America as long as they can have their vote. All is fair in Sodomy and Anal war! As long as we have your vote! Signed the GOP and Dems. Gay Sex is not an Abomination....it is an Obamination... 1942